Issue 38:1
Sept/Oct 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Early Music

The subtitle refers to “the end of the 1500s,” the time we know as the transition from Renaissance to Baroque, when madrigals (and similar songs bearing...

The sound is frankly too problematic on this album to justify much space. Suffice to say that the eight instruments, mostly plucked and bowed, are very...

Enrico Gatti spends several well-researched pages in his liner notes discussing (and quoting) in detail the philosophical and musical implications of music theory in Pythogoras, Plato,...

Reliquie di Roma is very much a play on words. “Relics of Rome” summons up images of the architecture of the Roman Republic and subsequent Empire,...

As does Jordi Savall in his recently reissued disc, violinist and violist John Holloway intersperses between the sober Lachrimae of Dowland rather more cheerful pieces that...