Rinaldo Alessandrini (Naive 15th Anniversary Limited Edition) | Naive NC40042

Rinaldo Alessandrini (Naive 15th Anniversary Limited Edition)

Label: Naive

Cat No: NC40042

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 9th December 2013



MONTEVERDI: Il sesto libro dei madrigali (OP30423)
Gramophone Editor's Choice, August 2006 / Penguin Guide ****
Three things stand out about Alessandrini's version. First, his extraordinary feel for the words… Second, his revised edition which gives him access to newly revealed dissonances… And third, his generally upbeat tempos… which lend a marvellous freshness to 'Qui rise' and other tracks.” - BBC Music Magazine, July 2006, ****

this new recording really goes far beyond the supple elegance of line for which La Venexiana are famous, with Alessandrini and his crew employing a tense, edgy rhetoric to reveal an inner psychology while sacrificing neither precision of ensemble nor beauty of sound. Concerto Italiano are now such a sensitive instrument that they respond to the emotional exigencies of the texts like silk to the breeze. Listen to the passionate terza parte of the Lamento d'Arianna; or the final line of Zefirotorna, where the drawn-out dissonances are almost physically painful; or the incredible dynamic and rhythmic control in the Sestina; or the fluid, frighteningly accurate ornamentation in Qui rise, o Tirsi. You could find 100 such examples without ever conveying the many excellences of this recording.” - Gramophone Classical Music Guide

1600 (OP30531)
This is a superb release in every way. The music is engaging and entertaining as well as being excellently played and recorded. It is also historically informative and instructive and I recommend it wholeheartedly.” - MusicWeb International, 12th June 2012

Alessandrini's programme has a seamless artistic flow that gently pulls the listener along an illuminating narrative...[He] ensures that later music by Legrenzi and Torelli possess astute dance rhythms and shapely harmonic details.” - Gramophone Magazine, June 2012

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