R. Rockwell

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Location: Brooklyn, NY USA
Birthday: Sept. 13


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Motets ~ Alessandro Scarlatti
Motets ~ Alessandro Scarlatti
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have ennjoyed every disc featuring Gerard Lesne. He is featured in solo here in three motets by Scarlatti. The words of two motets read more like love poems but it is clear that by virtue of his compositional technique that Scarlatti ireferring to his love of god. De tenebroso lacu is a motet that describes a Danteesque description of hell. All for motets are composed for continuo and string. The salve regina adds another voice: soprano Veroique Gens. Scarlatti's version is one of the most affecting I have ever heard.
Each motet is a small masterpiece well performed.
Concerti Grossi Vol. 2 ~ Geminiani
This is the completion of opus 3 and beginning of opus 7. See my review od naxos's volume one The same performers.
Concerti Grossi Vol. 1 ~ Geminiani
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The concerto grosso is best listened to as a regular concerto instead of as a chamber piece like a string quartet. All of these concerto are from opus two and three and belong in everyone's colection (not just baroque fans). I am no expert on classical music and this is the only performance that I have heard. The capella I. give a spirited peformance making each ove the over ten peices highly individual. I liked this disc so much I plan to buy the other two Geminiani discs by Naxos. Like I said I have not heard other perfornces but I can't imagine it could be better done. pPlease excuse typos I have a neurolocal disease