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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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'It’s not just that Cinquecento's ensemble and tuning are flawless, nor that with six highly individual voices they can create an amazing range of colours, but that with their multicultural forces they can fit effortlessly into the style of the music, whether the texts are in Italian, French or German … I am not aware that any of the 25 short pieces here has been recorded before: Monte (by far the most prolific madrigalist of all time) has here eight masterful pieces; Jean Guyot (so far as I can see, never previously recorded) has six charmingly gooey pieces in the manner of Gombert on speed; for the sovereign (and also prolific) Vaet we hear the only non-Latin pieces he composed, all three of them; and the record ends with a mouth-watering selection of songs in German and Italian by the more light-hearted Regnart. Don’t miss it' (Gramophone)» More
Recording details: September 2010
Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln, Germany
Produced by Sebastian Stein
Engineered by Hans-Martin Renz
Release date: June 2014
Total duration: 2 minutes 25 seconds
Cover artwork: The Golden Age (1530) by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) Alte Pinakotek, München / Bridgeman Art Library, London