BYRD, BULL & GIBBONS: Parthenia – Alina Rotaru, harpsichord – Sono Luminus DSL-92208, 52:52 (10/28/16) ****: Three Tudor masters assembled in first printed keyboard collection to honor a royal wedding. We first met Alina Rotaru on her debut recording dedicated to Johann Froberger back in 2012. That recording was a skillful investigation of the French […]
Has it been ten years already?
GIBBONS: The Silver Swan: The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets (1612) – Claron McFadden & Aleksandra Anisimowicz, sopranos/ The Spirit of Gambo – Stockfisch
A sparkling rendition of one of Gibbons’s most important compositions.
The Phoenix Rising = Works of BYRD, MORLEY, TALLIS, GIBBONS, WHITE, TAVERNER – Stile Antico – Harmonia mundi
Another winner from Stile Antico, this time probing the riches of the Tudor Church Music Project.
Basically BULL = Works by BULL, BYRD, TOMKINS, RADFORD, GIBBONS – Alan Feinberg, piano – Steinway & Sons
In a set of 20 transcriptions from the early keyboard, the virginal, pianist Alan Feinberg makes a strong case for the supreme contrapuntal and harmonic mastery of John Bull, an audacious character in every sense.