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The Age of Extravagance
Francisco Correa de Arrauxo, unspecified] Peraza, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger
The Age of Extravagance
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 

      
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Fascinating programme
06/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jeremy West's name will be familiar to many as the leader of His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts and as possibly the world's most well-known exponent of the cornett. We hear him on this CD is a recital-style programme which pits Iberian music against contemporaneous Italian music. The result is a very satisfying collection of works, which are well varied and maintain the listener's attention.
While the disc is a delight in itself, I recommend listeners and devotees of this instrument investigate the recordings of Jean Tubery, a recorder player turned cornettist (see especially the Castello disc, In stil moderno). His playing is much more varied in terms of use of vibrato and tonguing and the gestures are much more captivating. Some might say that his style is too idiosyncratic and too dependent on his recorder background, but it does make for a more interesting approach to the cornett."