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|Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence-King|
The Celtic Viol
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Classical
Thanks to in-depth research into original manuscripts, Jordi Savall reveals the hidden beauties of Irish and Scottish music from 17th to 19th Century. The transcription from fiddle to baroque viol sounds so obvious that ev... more »
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Thanks to in-depth research into original manuscripts, Jordi Savall reveals the hidden beauties of Irish and Scottish music from 17th to 19th Century. The transcription from fiddle to baroque viol sounds so obvious that everyone realizes the closeness of traditional and ancient repertoires at once. Some of the pieces are irresistibly vivid and virtuosic, some are more melancholic-but all of them deserve the renasissance Jordi Savall offers them in this collection, where he partners with harp virtuoso Andrew Lawrence-King.
A splendid album.
Carlos Urtasun Estanga | Pamplona, Navarra Spain | 07/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great performance, beautiful sound.
I like the uilleann pipe and this celtic music with the viol is very surprising.
I put this CD in my car and is a cheerful music for the sunrise."
Beautiful tunes beautifully played
J. TIMMERMAN | Lawson, NSW Australia | 02/02/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jordi Savall does it again on this lovely album of traditional celtic tunes, including some classics from Neil Gow. Not strictly authentic, as these tunes would have been played on a fiddle but who cares, the result is captivating and the sound is not far from a fiddle anyway. My only criticism is that Andrew Lawrence-King's excellent accompaniment on psalterium is barely audible. An interesting departure for Savall and a most enjoyable release."
Terri M | Colorado | 02/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My new favorite CD! Beautiful tones, amazing skill on a unique instrument. Since lots of the familiar Celtic tunes have old roots, it is really fun to hear pieces and parts pop up unexpectedly. Jordi Savall has put together a treasure."