Friday, January 14, 2011

The Friday Phonograph

A Really Smooth Landi: Music of Stefano Landi Performed
by L'Arpeggiata Ensemble and Marco Beasley

by Anne French

Stefano Landi (1587-1630) is an Italian composer of the early Baroque Roman School of whom I knew nothing. L'Arpeggiata is a wonderfully unique ensemble I had never heard, nor had I heard of singer Marco Beasley. So it was a happy landing indeed when my YouTube surfboard stopped at this video of Landi's Passacaglia della Vita, a piece that was totally new to me and that immediately captivated me. I hope you enjoy discoveries as much as I do and that at least some of this Friday's Phonograph is new to you too.

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