Sunday, November 16, 2014
Noël Akchoté - Carlo Gesualdo: "Moro, lasso, al moi duolo"
"So a twenty-first century guitarist recorded all of Gesualdo's madrigals after transcribing them for five guitars? Huh. I'm still listening. But were they recorded on, you know, a cassette recorder, yielding quite a bit of background noise? And were they also recorded in, you know, like a zoo or whatever, so you can hear some kind of bird or something chattering away in the background, and also many cars driving by? They were? OK, cool. I'm in."
N.B. If memory serves this is the first we've heard of Renaissance music performed on modern guitars since this one, but there's myriad more on offer at Noël's bandcamp page.