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Lamenti Barocchi, Vol. 2
Giovanni Battista Bassani, Giovanni Bassano, Fabrizio Fontana
Lamenti Barocchi, Vol. 2
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Excellent laments - uncommon works to know
M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 01/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the second volume of a series of baroque laments released by Naxos - the the normal high quality, low cost one expects from Naxos.The gem of this cd is a lament duet composed by Barbara Strozzi setting words of her adoptive father to music.The first cut is typical, excellent Monteverdi on a classic theme - nymphs. However, nothing distinguishes this piece from other excellent Monteverdi laments.The Reluctant Musician is a funny piece filled with excuses for not performing with music that supports the humor - great fun.Rossi's piece, like the preceding, includes both recitative and aria - a solid piece of baroque composition.The final piece, Lament of the Castrati, has some incredible small choral group harmonies with a text with a sense of humor."