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Classical Notes: July 16, 2012 Archive

New Classical Tracks - 1612 Italian Vespers Bonus Content

Posted at 12:27 PM on July 16, 2012 by Elena See
Filed under: New Classical Tracks

Not all of the content from an episode of New Classical Tracks makes the audio cut. Here is further information and interviews relating to the new disc, 1612 Italian Vespers.

For their latest recording, 1612 Italian Vespers, the ensemble I Fagiolini ('Little Beans') worked with their music director Robert Hollingworth and music historian Hugh Keyte to reconstruct Giovanni Gabrieli's Magnificat. It's a unique, mysterious piece of music — a piece of music that totally stretches the expected and accepted musical boundaries established in the 16th century — and Hollingworth talks about the beginning of the reconstruction here:

Making an audio recording outside of a traditional recording studio can be a challenging experience. You can't control the twittering of birds, the sound of cars zipping by, and, in the case of Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini, the police sirens. Over three days in January, the group gathered at St. John's Church, Upper Norwood, in London to record 1612 Italian Vespers and Hollingworth says those police sirens were out in full force.

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