The civil war that culminated in the decapitation of King Charles I was a dark period of English history; yet, in musical terms, the Puritans led by Oliver Cromwell did not do as much damage as one might have imagined. By prohibiting public music-making in places of workship and theatres, they contributed to the development of the practice of chamber music between friends in the home.
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“Hassler's pure tone, delicate decorations, easy phrasing and profound connection to the poetry are complemented by La Rêveuse's ensemble of violins, triple harp, organ, harpsichord and theorbo.”
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