On this recording Drew Minter, regarded for nearly three decades as one of the world’s finest countertenors, accompanies himself on medieval harps, singing as both countertenor and baritone. The great tradition of the meistersinger and minnesinger is captured by Minter with an elegance and wit that brings this ancient music to vivid life.
“there is something commendable in the utterly serious and no-compromise approach Minter takes to these little-known works...Minter's voice has lost some of its youthful bloom and gained a little more vibrato since his celebrated Baroque discs. Yet so intensely vivid are his readings and so varied are his vocal characterizations, including use of his pleasant baritone, that this scarcely matters at all.”
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