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An Over The Top Review..
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:46:53 PM »
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The empty space left by David Munrow's tragic disappearance from ancient music studies and performances has never been filled. Listening to Ecco La Primavera, you can understand why. What the original Early Music Consort did is unrepeatable: their historic contributions to the excavation of medieval and renaissance music from the disastrous stereotypes of the recent past. Ecco La Primavera is probably David Munrow's masterwork, and one of the best-sounding records ever made. The rediscovery and performance of the Italian music of the trecento is one of the most important cultural events of the late 20th century, and Munrow's care in solving philological problems shows a magic touch in the ability to preserve both musicological needs and musical pleasure. Small but complex timbres accompanied by delicious dissonances, great dynamic contrast, and a splendid attention to the subtle nuances in one of the best Decca/Argo recordings ever.