Classical Ear | Uno + One

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Uno + One

By Matt Walker, Classical Ear

Drawing on their considerable performing experience, New York-based early music group Tenet have produced a well-rounded and impeccably performed collection of lesser-know canzonette and instrumental works by Monteverdi and his Italian contemporaries. Sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn meld their twin voices sympathetically in the madrigal master’s duets – the folksy Io son pur vezzosetta pastorella ('I’m but a charming shepherdess'), with its vibrant, Neapolitan-song-like harmonies; the dramatic mini-epic Zefiro torna ('Zephyr returns') or the impassioned Pur ti miro ('Still I gaze upon you'). The instrumental selections punctuate the songs agreeably, and the two non-Monteverdi songs, by the relatively unknown Luigi Rossi and even more obscure Martino Pesenti, are welcome additions to a delightful recital.

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Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.