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HOLBORNE, A.: Fantasies, Airs and Dances (Cradle of Conceits) (Santana)

Composer(s):Holborne, Antony
Artist(s) Santana, Lee, bandura • Santana, Lee, cittern • Santana, Lee, lute
Period(s) Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue CD-16272
Label Carpe Diem
Quality   320kbps
 
 
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Review By Giv Cornfield,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,August 2010

Here is a disc sure to delight all early music lovers. This is a close-to, somewhat larger-than-life recording that does not conform to the outdoors atmosphere the designers of the disc are trying to convey. Holborne certainly had a gift for melody. It's a pity that he did not compose larger-scale musickes. It's not all that easy to distinguish between the variety of instruments played by Santana - so loud and aggressively do they come across. The artist's technique (does he even sleep with that black cowboy hat?) is near-perfect, but the extremely close miking reveals some very slight flaws that could have gone by unnoticed with a more intimate, natural acoustic. There is no total time listed anywhere on the disc, but my feeeling is that it is over-generous: too long

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