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Track(s) taken from CDA67811

Captain Humes Pavan

No 46 of The First Part of Ayres—Captain Humes Musicall Humors, 1605

Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba)
Recording details: April 2009
St Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Hunter
Engineered by Adrian Hunter
Release date: March 2010
Total duration: 9 minutes 3 seconds

Cover artwork: The Battle of Lützen by Carl Wahlbom (1810-1858)


'Her playing is full of insight, and, most important, deep affection for this most idiosyncratic composer, beloved by all bass viol players … one cannot fail to be stimulated … the sound is often sumptuous, sometimes the brilliance of the tenor in the Souldiers Resolution or Tickell, tickell, sometimes plucked, sometimes deep and mysterious in the lyra tuning for her opening improvisations which lead to Loves Pastime, and the playing has all the authority of long study of this puzzling, fascinating and beautiful music' (Early Music Review)

'From this old soldier I didn't expect touching intimacy, warm tenderness and real emotional introspection, but Heinrich finds it all and conveys it with such love and admiration that it's hard not to be won over. A gem in its own right' (International Record Review)

'Among the most substantial and profound pieces in this collection is Captain Humes Pavan, in which Heinrich is poised and unhurried, yet reliantly flowing both in terms of her musical ideas and their execution. Her playing is also ravishingly beautiful and deeply moving' (The Strad)

'Heinrich's style is attractively grainy in tone and plaintive in manner, with a more pervasive melancholy than Jordi Savall sought out in his Hume collection of 2004' (The Irish Times)
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