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Dietrich Buxtehude: Ciaconna, il mondo che gira
Kiehr, Maria Cristina/Torres, Dietrich Becker
Dietrich Buxtehude: Ciaconna, il mondo che gira
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1


      
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Good If You Like Baroque Double Violin & Virtuoso
Sancto Praetoria | 09/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sadly, there are only two voice tracks on this recording: Nos. 1 & 17 (first & final). In track 1, Early Music Soprano Maria Cristina Kiehr shines (as always) in her delivery. In track 17, Baritone Victor Torrres gives a rich and melancholy performance. However, most of the other tracks are adaptations for double violin, and while not an unfavorable fact in itself, the sound nevertheless comes across as overtly loud, emphatic, and bit monotonous, especially if you listen from start to finish. The recording would have benefited greatly from alternating voice tracks with double violin tracks. Ostensibly, the goal of this recording was to headline the double violin adaptations of Buxtehude rather than deliver a balanced presentation. Organ work by Dirk Börner is noteworthy and played on a copy of a 1610 period instrument. Recorded 2002 at l'Eglise de S.Germanus de Seewen. Note: tracks nos. 5-6 are works of Dietrich Becker (1623-1679)."