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Odyssey
Bernart de Ventadorn, Juan del Encina, Irish Traditional
Odyssey
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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All Artists: Bernart de Ventadorn, Juan del Encina, Irish Traditional, Anonymous, Fillippo Azzaiolo, New World Renaissance Band
Title: Odyssey
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Odyssey
Original Release Date: 1/30/2007
Re-Release Date: 9/1/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 759371100627

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Wonderful
David Schaich | Cambridge, Massachusetts | 03/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It sometimes seems that the world of classical music began with Bach - that there was nothing before and nothing so good afterwards. This album exposes us to the centuries before the Baroque period and reminds us that there exists great music in all the cultures of the world - even those commonly overlooked.The work of Owain Phyfe and the New World Renaissance Band focuses on the music of the Late Medieval and Renaissance periods of Europe. _Odyssey_, I feel, is the most consistently excellent of their tapes and cds, most of which are relatively hard to find.The songs range from traditional melodies to sephardic ballads and everything in between. I imagine that many of those reading this review are familiar with _Greensleeves_, an excellent performance of which appears on this album. Those who are interested in looking for similar cds should go to nightwatchrecording.com, which carries several cds not in this distributor's catalogue.This album is highly recommended for all those who enjoy classical music."
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(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderful CD. Having been in many choirs, I not only appreciate the sound but the quality and skill of the singer and the musicians. The lead singer has a beautiful, clean voice and the songs are entertaining and vibrant, even though I may have no clue what they are saying. I also liked the inclusion of translations for the foreign songs.My favorites are Tourdion, because I actually know French and can sing along, and She Moved Through the Fair, which I think sounds much better than Loreena McKennitt's version."