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Here's a wonderful rarity from a contemporary of Schütz: Johann Grabbe’s Madrigals. A student of Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice, Grabbe acquired a sophisticated Italian polish, and his few surviving works are given delightful and compelling new life by six singers and eight instrumentalists from the ever-excellent Weser Renaissance, combining variously with a vivacity and commitment that almost succeeds in overcoming hard-edged acoustics which threaten to leech the charm from these amiable works.

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