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HOWARD SMITH

'... keen, committed musicianship.'

Sprezzatura. © 2011 Ravello Records LLC

'Sprezzatura' (or nonchalance) was coined by Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and prominent Renaissance author Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529) in The Book of the Courtier (1528). It was intended to indicate rehearsed spontaneity, and well-practiced naturalness; in other words to avoid affectation in every way possible.

A production of balanced musical content, sound performances, first class production skills, and admirable common sense.

Ravello Records have done Shelley Tramposh and Cullan Bryant proud, while in turn the duettists' performances are technically polished and interpretatively distinctive...

Copyright © 3 March 2012 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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