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Peudargent - Capella '92, Rabaskadol          (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
  December 31, 2007

The intriguingly named Martin Peudargent (meaning ‘Little Money’ in French), was born around 1510 in Huy in the Prince-Archbishopric of Liège. From the mid-1530s he is recorded as owning a house in Düsseldorf, where he probably worked as a master of music at a convent school. Starting in the late ... more
Telemann in Major - Pratum Integrum Orchestra          (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
  November 26, 2007

The Russian period instrument orchestra, Pratum Integrum, has made a number of splendid recordings on the Caro Mitis label, but none is as delightful yet than this disc - apart from the companion recording, "Telemann in Minor", that is! Sonically, this is a superb production in both stereo and ... more
Biber: Missa Christi Resurgentis - Manze          (6 of 9 found this review helpful)
  November 25, 2007

Purely from the point of view of performance, this is a disappointing recording. The instrumentalists are proficient and polished, but the voices, especially the solo singers, are poor. Especially the upper voices are riddled with excessive vibrato which sometimes even shakes them off key and always ... more

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