Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Music In Europe 1550-1650
This boxed set not what it seems to be
A. M. Krauss | Northern California | 12/19/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The exact same picture of Jordi Savall appears on a boxed set available in Europe, with 8 CDs, and the title Espana Antigua. Much of the music in the European edition is medieval and troubador. Careless shoppers may not be aware of the difference, since this Angel release (2005) only contains 5 CDs, and mixes and matches different music. Why do Americans rate dumbed down editions, where the individual CDs in this set don't even carry titles (Espana Antigua CDs do)? At the very least, Amazon should call people's attention to the possible misunderstanding. The European edition (Virgin 2001 - Hesperion XX performing), as might be expected, is much more costly. Here we have no idea who is performing, although it might well be Hesperion"
5 cds for $20 or less of good stuff
DKDC | Washington, DC USA | 08/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 5 disc set has gotten some good reviews. It has some of the same material as the Espana Antigua 8 disc set (not available except by import), and some different material. (See listings of material in photo section). Disc 6 and 7 in the 8 disc Espana Antigua are the same as Discs 1 and 2 in this 5 disc set.
As the original reviewer mentioned - the same picture is used on both sets but they are significantly different - so beware. Some discs in the sets appear to be identical (I don't have the Espana Antigua set)- and these discs have gotten good reviews (check out amazon uk site for reviews of Espana Antigua). The enitre 5 disc set listed here gets a "bargain" assessment from medieval dot org.
I figure it is Jordi (early Jordi when he was on EMI in the 1980s - but still...), and it is 5 discs worth for the price of about one disc. Definitely a bargain. And wonderful music - Savall doing chamber music!"