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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Pantagruel, founded in Essen, Germany, in 2002, is made up of three early music specialists who also have backgrounds in popular music, jazz, dance, and theater and they bring the sensibilities of those influences to their vital and hugely entertaining performances, which they describe as "semi-staged." Even in an audio recording, it's easy to hear the extent to which their singing and playing are enlivened by their commitment to finding the dramatic impulse inherent in all these pieces. Their musicianship is impeccable, too, and makes the CD a joy to listen to. The works consist of Renaissance English songs, ballads, and instrumental pieces. Danish soprano Anna Maria ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Pantagruel, founded in Essen, Germany, in 2002, is made up of three early music specialists who also have backgrounds in popular music, jazz, dance, and theater and they bring the sensibilities of those influences to their vital and hugely entertaining performances, which they describe as "semi-staged." Even in an audio recording, it's easy to hear the extent to which their singing and playing are enlivened by their commitment to finding the dramatic impulse inherent in all these pieces. Their musicianship is impeccable, too, and makes the CD a joy to listen to. The works consist of Renaissance English songs, ballads, and instrumental pieces. Danish soprano Anna Maria Wierød has a subtle accent that effortlessly and believably conveys the distance the English language has come in 400 years; it's recognizable, but with an archaic, almost Chaucerian strangeness. Her voice is full and warm, capable of being piercing in its intense purity, and she deploys it with winning, unmannered charm. Dominik Schneider also sings, as well as playing a variety of flutes and gitterns, and Mark Wheeler plays lutes, citterns, and bandora. It would be inaccurate to say that they accompany Wierød because the three are such balanced partners in most of these pieces. They bring a thoroughly researched understanding to the music, but perform it with the rowdy spontaneity it calls for, a combination of skills that hasn't always been common in early music groups. The spirit of "Do what thou wilt," the motto of Rabelais' 1532 novel Gargantua and Pantagruel, is evident in the vivid liveliness of their performances. The sound is clean, natural, and nicely ambient. Highly recommended for fans of early music that has its roots in folk traditions, but even more so for anyone who has been scared off by the thought that historically informed treatment of this repertoire means dryly academic performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Carpe Diem
  • EAN: 4032324162825
  • Catalog Number: 16282
  • Sales rank: 326,644

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yonder Comes a Courteous Knight, for voice(s) & ensemble - Thomas Ravenscroft & Pantagruel (6:15)
  2. 2 Scotch Cap (The English Dancing Master, 1651) - John Playford & Pantagruel (1:32)
  3. 3 Quadro Paven - John Johnson & Pantagruel (2:56)
  4. 4 Full Fathom Five, for voice & lute - Robert Johnson & Pantagruel (1:05)
  5. 5 Howell's Delight, for consort - Anonymous & Pantagruel (0:58)
  6. 6 Where the Bee Sucks, for voice & lute - Robert Johnson & Pantagruel (1:17)
  7. 7 Grimstock - English Traditional & Pantagruel (0:35)
  8. 8 O sweet woods, the delight of solitariness, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs) - John Dowland & Pantagruel (6:22)
  9. 9 Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs) - John Dowland & Pantagruel (2:19)
  10. 10 The Punckes Delight - William Corkine & Pantagruel (1:34)
  11. 11 The Dark Is My Delight, song - Anonymous, English & Pantagruel (3:10)
  12. 12 Excuse Me - John Playford & Pantagruel (1:37)
  13. 13 Jenny Pluck Pears - John Playford & Pantagruel (1:21)
  14. 14 I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song) - John Dowland & Pantagruel (7:07)
  15. 15 Daphne - John Playford & Pantagruel (7:12)
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Performance Credits
Pantagruel Primary Artist
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  • Posted February 26, 2011

    Wonderful Collection of Elizabethan and Renaissance Music

    I really enjoyed this collection of Elizabethan and Renaissance music by the 3-person group Pentagruel. Anna Wierod's beautiful voice is accompanied by an assortment of lutes, flutes, and recorders in a variety of expressive songs of the 15th and 16th centuries. The songs range from bawdy to gentle; I was not as fond of the rowdier songs, which didn't seem to translate very well, but the gentler melodies were wonderful. A few of the pieces are entirely instrumental and highlight the fantastic capabilities of recorder accompanied by lute. I'd recommend this album for anyone looking for something a little different but easy to appreciate.

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