Kapsberger: Labirinto D'amore

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Label: ALPHA
Catalog: ALPHA195
Format: CD

The ‘Eric Clapton of the lute’ (BBC Magazine) returns to Alpha with the mezzo-soprano Anna Reinhold. Here, Thomas Dunford applies his prodigious virtuosity to the eight Toccatas from Book I by Johannes Kapsberger (1580-1651). In counterpoint to the toccatas are a few lovely airs by G. Caccini, T. Merula et al. Praised for her “elegant, striking” interpretation of Cybèle from Lully’s opera “Atys” (NYTimes, 2011), the in-demand Ms. Reinhold’s repertoire covers early music to music of the present day.

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