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Isabel I: Reina de Castilla
Hesperion XXI, Daniele Carnovich, Canciero de Montecassino Anonymous
Isabel I: Reina de Castilla
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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It's a gem!
Weesel | Balmer, MD | 11/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Interesting mix of styles at work here. Paseabase El Rey Moro is particularly pleasing. Montserrat lends true feeling to this piece as she sings the part of the Moorish king. Her recitation of the old man's 'Dutch uncling' is unexpected and equally passionate. All this is punctuated by a musical style that never loses its Moorish influence but changes, oh so subtly, into a more 'European' mode. In direct contrast, Begona's performance of Canció en ritmo Quddan de la Nuba Gribt: Al Hussein de Marruecos is equally compelling. The voices are married perfectly to the styles of the music. In short, if you like Iberian music of this period (circa 1492), get the album. You will not be disappointed."
Review: Isabel I: Reina de Castilla
RPT | 07/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a meticulously designed and recorded compilation that provides a delightful introduction to music of the late 15th and early 16th centuries . The CD includes both instrumental and vocal compositions that are performed with considerable expertise and verve. The package contains an illustrated booklet that includes an essay on the history of the period and full lyrics but, alas, is rather weak on details regarding the music other than to place it in historical context."