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Re: L'Achéron, François Joubert-Cailllet - GIBBONS. Fancies for the Viol
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 07:27:09 AM »
http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/remarks.html
16 October 2017

Although it was some of the first repertory from the c.1600 period that I really enjoyed, I've yet to hear an amazing performance of Gibbons' consort music for viols, so I decided to give the recent L'Achéron disc a listen. There's a nice tone... a certain delicacy one might say... that could also be characterized as being tentative. The recording requires active listening to engage, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but still lacks punch or impact. It probably seems like a particular letdown after Phantasm's recent Tye album, so I'm sorry if I'm being unfair to this (new to me) ensemble. I'll still dream of that perfect Gibbons album, though.