Saturday 18 February 2012

Another Striggio comes along

Just as one recording of Striggio’s 40 part mass is issued along comes another one from Le Concert Spirituel directed by Hervé Niquet

                                                  GCDSA 921623. Hybrid SACD

Recorded at Notre Dame du Liban, Paris, this recording has a larger acoustic than the one for I Fagiolini at All Saints Tooting. Whilst both Hervé Niquet and Robert Hollingworth approach the work with a similar layout of voices and instruments the resulting sound is quite different.

The couplings on this new CD are also different, with Le Concert Spirituel keeping to other works by Striggio and works by Orazio Benevoli and  his contemporary in Florence Francesco Corteccia.

Which one to buy will very much depend on the couplings but early music lovers will probably want both.

See also:

Venetian Vespers

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