Sweelinck: Fortune My Foe

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Sweelinck: Fortune My Foe 49:50 $17.98
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1 Fantasia chromatica in Dorian mode, SwWV 258 8:20 44.1/24 Album only
2 Puer nobis nascitur, SwWV 315 2:38 44.1/24 Album only
3 Pavana hispanica, SwWV 327 2:17 $2.49 Buy
4 Ballo del granduca, SwWV 319 4:31 44.1/24 Album only
5 Onder een linde groen (Unter der Linden grune), SwWV 325 4:55 44.1/24 Album only
6 Engelse fortuin, SwWV 320, "Von der Fortuna werd ich getrieben" (Fortune My Foe) 2:54 $2.49 Buy
7 Pavana Lachrymae, SwWV 328 4:49 44.1/24 Album only
8 Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein 5:03 44.1/24 Album only
9 Mein junges Leben hat ein End, SwWV 324 5:54 44.1/24 Album only
10 Toccata in D minor 3:00 $2.49 Buy
11 Malle Sijmen (Simple Simon), SwWV 323 1:17 44.1/24 Album only
12 Fantasia on a theme of Sweelinck 4:12 44.1/24 Album only

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Alina Rotaru - harpsichord

Alina Rotaru's debut solo recording with keyboard music of J. P. Sweelinck (1562 - 1626), a virtuosic as much as a personal approach to the music of this great Flemish composer; it is a brilliant debut of a highly talented young artist.
This recording does not strive to present Sweelinck's harpsichord repertoire in its completeness but rather to mark an inner journey into the universe of the enlightened and cosmopolitan musician Sweelinck was.

I have no hesitation in recommending the present Carpe Diem CD as the ideal place to start one's exploration of Sweelinck's harpsichord music. [¦] 132682|I think this release will be of interest primarily to recorder specialists, and perhaps especially ones who enjoy the instruments themselves as opposed to music for the recorder. Mr Stempfel makes recorders, and this release was born when Jonas Niederstadt, a producer he was working with on another program, suggested that he make a solo recording using the instruments he had made to bring forth all facets of the sound of the flute as you imagine it! 132683|For most period-instrument bands, improvisation means judiciously adding ornaments. But in works by Strozzi, Cabezon, Attaingnant, Monteverdi and others, the recorder player Vicente Parrilla and his superb Seville-based ensemble More Hispano elaborate freely and inventively on the composers' melodies and classic dance rhythms, much as a virtuoso jazz band would do with standards. Alvaro Garrido's vigorous percussion underpinnings have a world-music quality that suits these works, and Raquel Andueza, a soprano, sings with an earthy, almost vibrato-free tone." - New York Times