Linn Records Archive
Palladian Ensemble – An Excess of Pleasure – Works of MATTEIS, LOCKE, PURCELL, etc. [TrackList Follows] – Linn BKD 010, 65:43 (10/31/95 & 3/11/16) ****½: (Pamela Thorby; recorders/ Rachel Podger; violin/ Joanna Levine Viola da Gamba/ William Carter; theorbo, guitar) A welcome reissue of the Baroque chamber super-band Palladian Ensemble’s debut recording. Between their formation […]
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Another excellent sampling of the label’s variety of music and artists, all in hi-res surround.
From the stylistic, “cool” jazz of the quartet to the assured, versatile singing, all of the pieces fit intuitively.
“Kuniko Plays Reich” = STEVE REICH: Electric Counterpoint; Six Marimbas Counterpoint; Vermont Counterpoint – Kuniko, percussion – Linn
A mixed experience, but Kuniko is quite a percussionist.
…right up there with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti as one of the greatest examples of instrumental works of the High Baroque.