Harmonia Podcast #121: Ensemble L’Arpeggiata and La Donna Musicale

23

May
2010

Ensemble L’Arpeggiata‘s new recording, Via Crucis, is very much like their previous explorations of 17th-century Italian music—beautiful, lush, and full of ravishing surprises. I especially enjoyed the ensemble’s collaboration with the earthy Barbara Furtuna, a Corsican male vocal quartet that specializes in polyphonic song.

La Donna Musicale has released four self-published recordings to date. Their latest, which centers around the works of 18th-century composer Anna Bon, is the most remarkable yet. The vibrant string-playing was impressive, as was the virtuosic singing.

LISTEN: #121—Via Crucis and Anna Bon

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