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The Decameron (Naxos cd)Jan. 10 2009
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Consistent with the superlative audio productions that Naxos provides, this reading of selections from Boccaccio's Decameron is outstanding. The actors are gifted professionals, all of whom are sensitive to the demands of the text. This recording is a joy to hear. Particularly when one recalls that the text is over 700 years old, then one ought to appreciate that human issues are not so very different today. Boccaccio wrote these tales with grace, humor, and humility. These are tales for the ages, rendered elegantly by the cast on this recording. This is a must for the 21st century listener!