Ensemble Il Profondo & Flavio Ferri-Benedetti - Passo di pena in pena (Cantate italiane)
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:54 min | 364 MB
Label: Cantus Records | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2012
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti has a very pleasant voice (not a `spectacular voice', but an interpretive ability and range that suits these cantatas beautifully, to a `T'). From the first bar of music, the first sung phrase in Scarlatti's Ombre tacite e sole, you'll hear control and clarity of sound. Though comparisons are always subjective and limited, his voice is more reminiscent of singers like Andreas Scholl (one of his earlier singing teachers) and contemporaries such as Brian Asawa, Iestyn Davies, Randall Wong, Valer Barna-Sabadus, rather than the vocal ranges of David Hansen or the compellingly rich mezzo sounds of Cencic or Fagioli.