“I am Music, who in sweet accents
Can calm each troubled heart,
And now with noble anger, now with love,
Can kindle the most frigid of minds.”
Monteverdi, Orfeo (1607)
“Io la musica son, ch’ai dolci accenti
So far tranquillo ogni turbato core,
Et or’ di nobil ira et or’ d’amore
Poss’ infiammar le più gelate menti.”
I just thought it would be nice to “share” these favorite records of mine with people who might not know of their existence, in the spirit of the lovely Monterverdi quote. With time these favourites change, so from now on I’ll try to add new pages more regularly, which will also hopefully make the list a bit easier to “digest” ! :-)
A huge thank you to all the people who have introduced me to many of these records, in particular John Cavanagh, and above all Iker Spozio, one of the most dedicated music lovers out there (check out Iker’s brilliant Morning magazine).
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