Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Armada - Fretwork

Rating: 5/5

Review:An excellent re-release 

This is another of Virgin Classics' really good re-releases of classic recordings. The music here is from 16th and early 17th Century England and Spain, beautifully performed by Fretwork - one of the very finest modern viol consorts - with the outstanding Michael Chance and other instrumental stars of this repertoire. It is fantastic music with great charm and variety, from Byrd's moving lament for the death of Sydney to lively dances. At this price you simply can't go wrong if you're the slightest bit interested in music of this period. It's a really first-class collection in unsurpassed performances and is very warmly recommended.

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