Visions of the Renaissance

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Tracklist

1.
Fantasia a 5
01:30
2.
Suite in G Major - Grave
01:38
3.
Suite in G Major - Allegro
01:19
4.
Suite in G Major - Grave
01:12
5.
Suite in G Major - Allegro
01:03
6.
Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig
00:00
7.
Contrapunctus X from the Art of Fugue
02:09
8.
Fantasia a 5
01:59
9.
Sonata in D Major
00:00
10.
Three Psalm Settings - Dennoch bleibe ich stets an dir
01:07
11.
Three Psalm Settings - Herr, lass meine Klage
00:00
12.
Three Psalm Settings - Die mit Tränen säen
00:00
13.
Madrigal
02:27
14.
Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
00:00
15.
Contrapunctus III from the Art of Fugue
00:00
16.
Fantasia 2 part, 2
01:16
17.
Madrigal
00:00
18.
Est ist genug
00:00
19.
Contrapunctus XI from the Art of Fugue
03:06
20.
Madrigal
00:00
21.
Fantasia 3 part
01:06
22.
Contrapunctus I from the Art of Fugue
02:07
23.
Fantasie
00:00

Description

Visions of the Renaissance During the lengthy course of repertoire development for this disc, we began to realise that what appealed to us from the Renaissance and Baroque periods shared certain characteristics with the Twentieth Century music we enjoy. The music sounded good to us on our (modern) instruments. The musical phrases felt natural to us. Some of the music seemed downright bizarre, and therefore highly attractive. And much of it represented quite a technical challenge. As we began to think about the logic of a Baroque/Renaissance disc, it dawned on us that the musical vision represented by the composers we had selected was not at all alien to us, two hundred, three hundred, even four hundred years later. The structural complexities of a Bach Contrapunctus, the tortuous harmonies of a Gesualdo madrigal, the rigorous technical challenge of an Albinoni trio sonata – these all spoke to us in a direct fashion. We therefore present these pieces to our audience not according to any ideas currently in vogue concerning authentic period performance practice, but as an exploration of the sounds, the emotions, the visions of the past as seen from today…. Meridian Arts Ensemble

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

Doopsgezinde Kerk Haarlem, Holland

Mastering equiment

Sony digital Editor 3000

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording date

March 1994

Editing

Jared Sacks

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Recording engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Producer

Jared Sacks

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Format

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Genre

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Digital to analog converter

Sony

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Trouw

(…) In het M.A.E. spelen louter virtuozen. De instrumenten mengen prachtig samen. Vooral de tuba-speler maakte grote indruk met verbluffend soepel gebonden noten. Zo mooi heb ik het niet eerder mogen horen.

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