Reviews

RECORDINGS

¡Baylado!
Music of Renaissance Spain
© 2001, Dorian Recordings Ltd. DOR90298

"The Terra Nova Consort offers listeners an unusual and satisfying new recording ... these songs and dances have a wonderfully infectious rhythmic vitality... like the genuine Spanish article terrifically musical, stylish and full of spirit." Read full review.

Chicago Tribune

"...like tonic for the soul. Aside from the obvious skill of the musicians, it is their sensitivity to performance practice that makes this such an excellent recording."

American Record Guide

"... lively and colorful performances... first rate instrumental artistry... skillful arrangements highlight the music's Eastern Mediterranean and North African influences, reinforced with unmistakably Spanish idioms."

Classics today.com

"Amazing and fiery performances. I have never come across a recording of this repertoire that so fully captures the spirit and the rhythmic and emotional potential of the music."

Amazon.com online customer review

 

Renaissance en Provence
Traditional Music from Southern France
© 1998, Dorian Recordings Ltd. DOR90269

"A fresh and stylish sound from an exciting new ensemble."

Early Music America Magazine

"A pleasant surprise! This recording successfully crosses the boundaries between early music and world music, with delightful results. "

"Musick" The Quarterly Journal of Vancouver Early Music

"The members delight in reaching beyond specialty audiences, using performance techniques more common to today's folk and world music groups than classical interpreters. One of the finest early music albums I've heard this year."

Eugene Weekly, Eugene Oregon

PERFORMANCES

On tour...

"Magic...positively enchanting ... wonderful stuff! This has got to be one of the world's great rock 'n' roll renaissance bonds!"

Saint Paul Sunday, host Bill McLaughlin

"The shows achieve a naturalness unavailable to regular concert performances of Renaissance music."

The San Francisco Chronicle

"Energetic and vital ... the consort had the audience in the palm of their collective hand from the very first piece. If I attend a more enjoyable concert this holiday season, I shall be greatly surprised."

The Victoria Times Colonist, Victoria, B.C.

"The absolute discovery of this festival! They are so lively and on such a high level."

Stephan Schmidt, producer
Tage Alte Musik Festival, Regensburg Bavaria

The Terra Nova Consort of the U. S. brought ethnic music of the renaissance to life again with a striking presentation that had a dazzling effect on the audience and brought them to their feet!

Online Musik Magazin (www.omm.de)
Translated from the German

"They raised enthusiasm with naturalness, catchy music, gripping arrangements ... and pure joyful playfulness. ... The audience thanked Terra Nova with sustained and enthusiastic cheering!"

Mittlebayrische Zeitung Translated from the German

"Noble ... spiritually enriching. This U.S. group overcame all obstacles of culture, nationality and language. The public savored and enjoyed a musical journey. All were moved by the beauty of the work and the quality of the interpretation."

El Sureste de Tabasco, Tabasco Mexico
Translated from the Spanish

In residency at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival...

"It seemed as if the whole town had gathered. Everyone, from infants to the elderly were gathered, with plenty of young and middle-age tourists, to hear the Terra Nova Consort perform Spanish renaissance music."

The Boston Globe

"Showmanship. Entertainment. As fresh as it can be!"

The Portland Oregonian


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