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Track(s) taken from CDA67225

O mirandum mysterium

1692; Motetti sacri a voce sola, Op 17, Venice
author of text

Robin Blaze (countertenor), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Recording details: June 2000
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 2001
Total duration: 7 minutes 27 seconds


'An excellent release … Robin Blaze’s clear, pure countertenor is the ideal voice for these pieces, and he sings them with impressive authority. Pick of the month' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The intrinsic qualities of this little-explored repertoire and Blaze’s musicianship mark this as an important release' (American Record Guide)

'Blaze is at his most impassioned and convincing … this disc will add to our understanding and love of this treasure house' (International Record Review)

'It is a rare thing to reach the end of a long program like this wanting more, yet that’s exactly what happened to me in this instance. All readers are urged to investigate a remarkable disc that is assured of being an exceptionally strong contender for the Want List' (Fanfare, USA)

'Robin Blaze has justifiably moved quickly into the elite of counter-tenors. Not only is he convincing vocally but his interpretative instincts are sound' (Cathedral Music)

'I would recommend this disc to anyone with a love for baroque vocal music' (MusicWeb International)

'An appealing concert of Venetian sacred music … as always with Hyperion, gorgeous sound' (Early Music)
Legrenzi’s charming Christmas motet O mirandum mysterium has the virtues of clarity, order and sweetness, though its second section is in the lament idiom of contemporary opera, and hints at deeper things.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2001

Le charmant motet de Noël de Legrenzi, O mirandum mysterium dénote des qualités de clarté, d’ordre et de douceur même si sa seconde section est écrite dans le style contemporain de la lamentation et laisse deviner une profondeur de sentiment plus grande.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 2001
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Legrenzis reizvolle Weihnachtsmotette O mirandum mysterium besitzt die Tugenden – Klarheit, Ordnung und einen süßen Ton –, auch wenn ihr zweiter Teil im Klageliedstil der zeitgenössischen Oper gehalten ist und Tiefsinnigeres anklingen läßt.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 2001
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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