CONTINUUM: Baroque in a Box

This Continuum is a program devoted to mostly Spanish Baroque Music from a boxed four CD set, hence the title, Baroque in a Box. The main performers are the outstanding Spanish conductor, viol player, and composer, Jordi Savall, his wife, the famous soprano, Montserrat Figueras and the American lutenist, Hopkinson Smith. They perform this music with great musical vitality and maximum historical accuracy. Also heard are The Sixteen, the well-known choir and period-instrument orchestra from the UK. The recordings used are: Spanish Baroque Music (Figueras, Savall & Koopman) - Philips 432 822-2, Juan Manuel de la Puente (Al Eyre Espano) - Almaviva DSI 0102, Poema Harmonico (Hopkinson Smith) - Astree E8722, and Rebelo and Melgas (The Sixteen, Harry Christopher) - Collins Digital 14652.