“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.
You can hear some of them on the Mixcloud I’ve just started (May 2014) where I’ll be putting up all the mixes I’ve done since 2003, in chronological order.
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 and his Mixcloud).