Mésangeau's Experiments

by Alex McCartney

/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Jewel case edition.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mésangeau's Experiments via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days

      £8 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £8 GBP  or more

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

about

Reviews:
"I have greatly enjoyed Alex McCartney's playing of these suites, with his lightness of touch in the faster movements, and sustained grace in the Sarabandes and Chaconne."
Margaret Rees, The Consort

"McCartney's interpretation of this reflective music is stylish and sublime."
Kate Benessa, LSA

"... the CD is a real pleasure to listen to and Alex McCartney shows he is a very good lutenist which one has a desire to hear more from." Jean-Luc Bresson, SFL (Translated from the French)

"[McCartney's] phrasing (an essential part of this ‘tricky’ French lute style) is admirably musical and the playing fluent and easily flowing."
Martyn Hodgson, Lute News

"The playing is sensitive and musical..." Andrew Benson-Wilson Early Music Review

"Using three suites Alex McCartney gives us a good impression of the refined art of the master." Pizzicato (Translated from the German)

Notes:
In the 1620s the French lute-composer René Mésangeau developed exciting new tuning systems for the 10 course lute resulting in luscious new resonances. His new attitude to composition provided foundation for the later 'French Baroque' style. These rarely performed works are a surprising glimmer of French splendor in the early 17th Century.

Buy just the CD here:
alexmccartney.co.uk/recordings/

credits

released January 21, 2015

Recorded, edited and mastered by Joseph Chesshyre

Produced by Alex McCartney & Joseph Chesshyre

tags

license

about

Veterum Musica UK

contact / help

Contact Veterum Musica

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code