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Music from the time of Isabelle la Catholique, the first great queen of the Renaissance (1451-1504).
Montserrat Figueras (soprano)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall
This is a thrilling recording that captures the spirit of the 15th century of Spain's Queen Isabel I. Recorded in sound of amazing immediacy. — More…
The Earliest Consort Music For Viols
Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
Rose Consort of Viols
Wilkinson’s androgynous, straight tone chafes vividly against the viols – a smooth gloss on a pitted sound that creates necessary variety and beauty in a disc that might easily have been a historical... — More…
Emmanuel Bonnardot, Ensemble Obsidienne
Driss El Maloumi & Lahoucine Baquir (oud & percussion) & Senhora del Mundo (voz, psalteri, sarod & tablas)
Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall
Highlights here include performances by El Maloumi (oud), Zuckermand (sarod) and Seki (shakuhachi), while the singing of Yokio Tanaka (accompanying himself on biwa), though not an easy taste... — More…