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NINE NOTES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

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Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Classical (1750-1830)Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue DSL-92169
Label Dorian Sono Luminus
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 10.99
 

 
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USD 9.99
 

 

   



A Playful Collection
Review By DM96074,July 2013

This collection is a happy musical convergence of deep scholarship and imaginative improvisation, performed here by Ronn McFarlane on Renaissance and Baroque lutes and his Baltimore Consort bandmate Mindy Rosenfeld on various flutes and fifes, as well as harp and bagpipe, all built to period specifications. The music presented spans the 16th through the 18th centuries and includes English, Irish and Scottish tunes, in addition to material from Italy, Germany, France and Flanders.

Avoiding the manuscript and “authentic” performance practice-obsessed approach advocated by many in today’s musica antigua movement, this duo chooses instead to mix and match (and, sometimes, juxtapose) the harmonic and rhythmic variety of their sources, adapting music originally intended for more....

Beautifully played, beautifully recorded
Review By rgraves321,August 2014

Is it OK to call a classical release a "feel-good recording?" Because to my ears, that's what Nine Notes is. Lutenist Ronn McFarlane and flutist Mindy Rosenfeld have been playing together for over thirty years in various groups (mostly the Baltimore Consort), and are more than comfortable with each other's style. Plus, this release features some of their favorite early music works. The performances have a natural easiness to them that I find quite relaxing.

Not that this is background music by any means. McFarlane and Rosenfeld present a first-rate program of renaissance and baroque music that draws the listener in. While one might be used to hearing "My Lady Carey's Dompe" performed as an early music duet, arranging Handel and Bach for recorder and lute gives those works more....







 

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