Playing time: 53' 25"
Mala Punica [Pedro Memelsdorff (flute), Kees Boeke (flute, viella), Svetlana Fomina (viella), Christophe Deslignes (organetto), Karl-Ernst Schröder (lute), Valentina Visconti (harp), Jill Feldman (singer), Sabine Lutzenberger (singer), Claudine Ansermet (singer), Giuseppe Maletto (singer)]
Recording site and date:
Church of Badia Agnano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy [06/1995]
All sources from Ms Modena Est. alpha M. 5,24, folios in parentheses above.
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):23/3-385 (January-February 2000)
The two previous CDs by Mala Punica were highly acclaimed and received high marks from many periodicals. This one had on my CD cover a Diapason d'Or and a 10 from Répertoire. It would be rather difficult to disagree.
We have here what looks to be the last of Mala Punica's series on the Arcana label, and the most sophisticated yet. This is based on a program made up of pieces which quote others, and the resulting web of allusions is quite sophisticated, as is the literary style of the liner notes. Quite a nut to crunch.
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