Soulful, inventive, original yet steeped in the knowledge of electric guitar history. A great record/Deeply satisfying guitar blues. This haunting, bluesy album is thrilling to listen to. Although Ulreich demonstrates unquestionable control of his instrument, it's his enduring years as a performer connecting with audiences that drives his licks. Ulreich's melodies are emotionally (and harmonically) rich and distinctive yet surprisingly direct.
Beauty Farm is a 2014 founded vocal group focused on the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the Carthusian Monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles like Capilla flamenca, Huelgas Ensemble, Vox Luminis, Collegium Vocale Gent and Graindelavoix. On this extensive release, the ever-acclaimed vocal quartet presents four masses of Pierre de la Rue, all composed during the composer's last creative period. Pierre de la Rue is one of the most fascinating and yet most elusive members of the talented generation of composers from around 1500. On the works recorded here he demonstrates his complete polyphonic skills and thus gives the melancholy an intellectual, complex nuance. The necessary lightness is provided by the voices of Bart Uvyn, Hans Jörg Mammel, Hannes Wagner and Joachim Höchbauer.
Pour le peuple de Paris la rue est, au XVIII<sup>e</sup> siècle, un espace privilégié. Elle investit l'espace urbain tout entier d'une sociabilité multiforme et souvent agressive, elle envahit l'espace privé : l'atelier, le logement. Dans la rue, le travail, l'amour, la discussion, l'attroupement, le spectacle, la mort même. …
This reading shows the gentleness of the work perfectly…The essence of the score that Herreweghe brings out so well is Mendelssohn's flawless counterpoint, not just the fugal choruses but between orchestra and choir or woodwind and strings. The harmonic richness leaps out from the opening of the overture, with its lush orchestration of the chorale Wachet auf. It makes so much sense on a period orchestra.–Early Music Review