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First Rate!March 31 2005
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Janos Malina directs Affetti Musicali, Budapest, a period-instrument ensemble, in a world premiere recording of Italian cantatas by Johann Adolf Hasse (1669-1783).
"The singers--especially sopranos Mária Zádori and Noémi Kiss--display lovely, clear, warm-focused voices and are fully in command of the music and the style. They really seem to enjoy their duet--a sentiment shared by their instrumental partners. And speaking of instruments: the Affetti Musicali Budapest is a first rate ensemble that gets the benefit of Hungaroton's excellently balanced, vivid sonics. Éva Lax, who performs three of the solo cantatas, actually sounds more like a countertenor than a mezzo, and she has a facile technique that allows her to just spin out her lines as if born to this music." (David Vernier, Classicstoday.com)