Recercar for lute No. 10by Vicenzo Capriola Performer:
Paolo Cherici (Vihuela)
Period: Renaissance Date of Recording: 05/2013 Length: 0 Minutes 42 Secs.
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
An old master's music made new!August 12, 2014By Oscar O. Veterano See All My Reviews"Paolo Cherici Vincenzo Capirola Lute Works TACTUS Lutenist and vihuelist Paolo Cherici has recorded 22 works for lute by Vincenzo Capriola, as collected by Capriolas student, Vidal. The music consists of dance forms, lute arrangements of other composers works, ricecari, and intabulations of polyphonic vocal music, both sacred and secular. The ricecari, with their emphasis on improvisational skill, are of particular interest as they give the listener the chance to compare and contrast the respective tones of the lute and its guitar-shaped, Spanish cousin, the vihuela. Mr. Chericis playing exhibits a sure-handed, masterful virtuosity on both instruments. Equally intriguing is the fact that this project seems to be entirely self-recorded. If so, Mr. Cherici also deserves high praise for his efforts as a recording engineer/producer; the sound he achieves is pristine and clear, yet warmly intimate. A welcome addition to the ever growing body of new recordings of ancient music, Vincenzo Capriola Lute Works by Paolo Cherici should be on the must-have list of Renaissance music fans, guitar students, and any member of the general public curious about the earliest roots of instrumental music. Their reward will be an enjoyable and genuinely beautiful listening experience. Highest possible recommendation 10 out of 10 Oscar O. Veterano"Report Abuse