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Garden of Early Delights - Pamela Thorby & Andrew Lawrence-King - Financial Times


14 June 2008
Financial Times
Andrew Clark
5 Stars

Who would have thought the early 17th-century genre of instrumental chanson and serenade, brought to life here on recorder and harp/psaltery, could be so sophisticated and entertaining? Giovanni Bassano, Jacob Van Eyck and their confrères worked in an era that prized free melodic invention, simple rhythms, quicksilver flights and short, contrasting sections. Thorby and Lawrence-King play with evangelical spirit: this is music to warm the heart and delight the senses.
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