Fantasias and Aires

The Locke Consort

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

The life of John Jenkins was a long one. Born in 1592, the son of a Maidstone carpenter, he seems to have spent most of his life as a musician in houses of the nobility, mainly in East Anglia.  Here he would teach, perform and compose, no doubt suiting his compositions to the available resources and players.

Tracklist

1.
No. 2 in A minor
03:53
2.
No. 5 in F major
04:32
3.
No. 6 in Bb major
04:21
4.
No. 1 in D minor
04:32
5.
No. 14 in F major
05:04
6.
No. 9 in D major
04:53
7.
No. 11 in G minor
05:17
8.
No. 8 in C major
04:36
9.
No.10 in A minor
05:23
10.
No. 12 in C minor
04:53
11.
No. 15 in A major
06:18
12.
No. 13 in A major
04:24
13.
No. 7 in E minor
04:05
14.
No. 4 in G minor
04:27
15.
No. 3 in D major
04:57

Total time: 01:11:35

Additional information

Label

SKU

17602

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Artists

Composers

Genres

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Cables

van den Hul T3 series

Digital Converters

DCS A/D DSD / DCS DA

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamond series

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom design

Awards

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

doopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer, The Netherlands October 2001

Recording Software

Pyramix bij Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Release Date January 15, 2014

Press reviews

Tijdschrift voor Oude Muziek

De musici zijn hoorbaar verheugd over hun muzikale ontdekking en de muziek geeft daar ook alle aanleiding toe. (…)

Volkskrant

voorbeeldige uitvoering, voortreffelijke opname, vooral ook door de positionering van de instrumenten in het stereobeeld, die het heen en weer kaatsen en doorgeven van de motieven en melodieën nog verheldert.

Klassieke Zaken

De combinatie van twee huppelende en speelse barokviolen met de ernstige, strakke streken van de gefrette gamba en het ondersteunende getokkel vn de theorbe klinkt fantastisch. Een schitterend huwelijk tussen frivoliteit en sonoriteit

Luister

De muziek is afwisselend levendig en gedragen, waarbij de instrumenten op steeds verschillende manieren met elkaar communiceren. De musici brengen deze gevarieerde interactie met een natuurlijke soepelheid en een groot gevoel voor subtiele nuances. Doordat ze perfect naar elkaar luisteren, zijn ensemblegesprekken ook werkelijk ensemblegesprekken, dialogen ook echt dialogen en komen imitiatieve passages zeer overtuigend over. (…)

American Record Guide

The Locke Consort does a beautiful job with these; each fantasia-suite is rendered with the elegance and precision it deserves (…) (…) The souns is excellent. (…)

Fanfare

the performances couldn’t be better-they are obviously historical informed, but are vribant and rhythmically alert. Intonation is flawless and technique unfailingly clean. (…) (…) excellent recital (…)

Classics Today.com

This is music with generous amounts of color created by duet passages from the violins, a wide variety of voicings, and imaginative use of the plucked strings of the theorbo. (…) (…) the musicians are virtuoso soloists and first-rate ensemble players, and all of their skills are challenged in these highly developed, often florid works (…)

Gramophone

the balanced tonal landscape, and gentle undemanding melodie phrases are exploited sensitively by the experienced Loche Consort and underpinned with an unfussy authority by theorbo player Fred Jacobs, who honours Jenkins’ own instrument by keeping the organ out of the frame (…)

Goldberg

The Locke consort plays beautifully (…) (…) This lovely release is one of the most enjoyable SACD’s I have heard to date and enhances our knowledge of an already appealing composer. Hifi+ (…) the music is beautifully crafted and not infrequently eloquent, particularly in the slow sections that conclude each fantasia. (…)

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