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La Capella Reial De Catalunya
Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Review by nickc November 26, 2004 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Finally we have a real discrete MC Jordi Savall disc and it is a total triumph. It almost goes without saying that the performances are first rate from the "god" of early music but I'm saying it again! He always puts together interesting and varied programs; this one is a musical journey through the life of Isabella I, Queen of Castile. I would have preferred to have heard more of Savall and less of the brass, but I suppose a Queen wanted imposing ceremonial music! The Jewish/Arab songs are especially sinuous.
The sound in MC is just about perfect; you get a real sense of the space in which the concerts were given in. Figueras' voice is as smooth as silk.

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