Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Galilei - Il primo libro d'intavolatura di liuto - Wolf

Rating: 4/5

Enjoyable and rewarding

This is an interesting and enjoyable disc of lute music from the early 17th Century.  Michelagnolo was the son of the lutenist Vincenzo Galilei (and brother of the great scientist Galileo) and was plainly a talented composer and skilled player.  His music is interesting and varied, and although perhaps not quite of the quality and innovative interest of contemporaries like Kapsberger, it is very enjoyable.

Axel Wolf plays with skill and engagement, and the recording is very good, making his instrument sound lovely.  Anyone with an interest in lute music will find this an enjoyable and rewarding disc and I can recommend it.

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