Udite Amanti: 17th Century Italian Love Songs | Linn BKD005

Udite Amanti: 17th Century Italian Love Songs

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Label: Linn

Cat No: BKD005

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 14th August 2015

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Originally released in 1991, 'Udite Amanti' has been re-issued as part of Linn’s ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label’s award-winning catalogue.

American-born soprano Jill Feldman has been at the forefront of period performance for many years. Feldman’s debut solo recording for Linn is a vocal masterclass - her highly expressive style combines vocal agility with close attention to the dramatic content, beauty and meaning of the text.

Feldman has selected some of the greatest 17th century Italian music ever written, from Monteverdi's declamatory madrigal Lettera Amorosa to Caccini’s Quest Lagrim'amare with its formal perfection and extremely ornamental refinements and d'India’s Mentre Che'l Cor which laments the unfulfilled vows of love of youth.

Critics are constantly lavishing praise on Jill Feldman, and many reviews compliment her ‘special combination of absolute control and thinking musical personality’, as well as her ability to communicate music of this period ‘with astonishing restraint and perfect diction’.

This is a varied and engaging chamber programme, with Nigel North on lute and theorbo providing a thoughtful accompaniment.

Feldman brings out all the poetry, gentle tenderness and sunlit delight.’ - Jerusalem Post

Feldman sings with an admirable purity of tone and deep understanding of the idiom. North is an ideal accompanist.’ - Musical Pointers

North [is] among the finest living lutenists.’ - Gramophone

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