Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Matheo Flecha l'Ancien, Francisco Correa de Arrauxo, Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia|
Ensaladas - Hespèrion XX / Jordi Savall
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
conquistador69 | 08/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this is a fine recording, but not what is to be expected from Savall, and the Catalans. For instance, the music of Mateo Flecha, track #5, is an Ensalada, called "The pump" was cut very short, a little over two minutes long, I think this piece is a bit longer than that, I heard once the same piece performed by the King's Singers, and the work was over 8 minutes long. There is also a problem in performance, Savall, apparently calls for to many singers, the group performing along with Hesperion XX, is Sutudium Musicae, Valencia.Because too many singers, the performance sounds muffled, the sound as if they sing inside a can. I speak Spanish, and I can hardly understand what they sing, and to top it all, no text included in the liner notes. The liner notes in fact, where in French, English, and German, I fell sad for their Catalan and Spanish friends who don't speak any of these languages.The form of the ensalada, was a cross between the arts and pop cultures of the day, it would of be very interesting to hear clearly and to read what they were singing..."