Lovely music, very well played
This is a very good disc of music by Michelagnolo Galilei, with contributions from his father Vincenzo. (They were, incidentally, the brother and father respectively of the great astronomer and physicist, Galileo.) It’s lovely music, very well played.
Both the Galileis were very good composers for the lute, and what we get here is music at the cusp of the Renaissance and the early Baroque. It is inventive, often beautiful and very rewarding, and Anthony Bailes plays excellently so all these qualities are well in evidence. He is thoughtful and has the technical excellence to really make these pieces shine. The recorded sound is lovely so the disc is a pleasure from start to finish.
I am a great fan of the lute and this is a very welcome addition to my collection. Warmly recommended.