Vocal and instrumental works by Castaldi

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COMPOSERS: Castaldi
LABELS: Alpha
ALBUM TITLE: Castaldi
WORKS: Vocal and instrumental works
PERFORMER: Le Poème Harmonique/ Vincent Dumestre
CATALOGUE NO: Alpha 320 (1998)

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Castaldi’s life was almost as incident-packed as near-contemporary Gesualdo’s, and his music is similarly free-spirited. Seductively conceived and executed, this disc weaves a tantalising tapestry of 17th-century Italian life.

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Paul Riley