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Discussion: Monteverdi: The Sacred Music 2 - The King's Consort/Robert King
May 13, 2008
The sound quality of this disc is very clear and you can hear every detail of every voice. But, how disappointing it is to hear in such clear detail such poor singing! The sopranos sound sour and either shake with vibrato or make it obvious that they are trying not to have vibrato. One soprano in particular sounds sour and her tone sags all the ... more
Discussion: Biber: Missa Christi Resurgentis - Manze
May 13, 2008
Beagle, You need to listen to Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers to understand how important the instrumental contribution is in Monteverdi, sometimes very complex and virtuoso instrumental parts. Also, I do not think the Monteverdi disc you are listening to has any value as a comparison. The singers are really bad, especially the sopranos and altos, and ... more
May 13, 2008
Any response? Anyone? ... more
January 29, 2008
I'm new to this thread so apologies if I have missed something. I'm wondering if any more recordings by the New Dutch Academy are planned. I've got the Schmidt one they did and it is marvellous - musically and sound-engineering-wise. I haven't got the Mannheim Volumes 1 and 2 yet but I plan to do so soon. ... more
BIS thread
January 24, 2008
I agree. I do not restrict myself to pre 1800 music like Osbert Parsley. I like lots of the "holy" canon of Romantic music he mentions but I also like to listen to earlier stuff. Mainly baroque like Handel and Bach. But, even though I am no expert in baroque music myself, I respect the opinions of those who are specialists. I think we would all ... more