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Scherzi Musicali - O splendida dies - Gramophone

Renowned as a master of both stile antico counterpoint and opulent large-scale polychoral concertato works, Colonna’s adeptness at more intimate and virtuoso modern-style motets is proved here by seven diverse pieces for soloists and basso continuo selected from his Motetti à due e trè voci ... Scherzi Musicali’s rotating squad of five singers varies combinations in each intricately contrapuntal and expressively rhetorical motet. This is an important landmark recording.

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Gramophone
01 March 2020