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Fikon, fiddlor och finlir

by Falsobordone

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E. Karnonou
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E. Karnonou Beautiful early music with a sublime array of timbres from the various instruments. I especially love the hurdy-gurdy and organetto (aka portative organ). Forget all the pseudo-medieval synth music that's popular. This is the real deal: Genuine music written in the middle ages performed on period instruments. The mood ranges from celebratory to mysterious but never corny or contrived. For fans of Hesperion/Jordi Savall, Oni Wytars and the like. Favorite track: Laudar vollio per amore.
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hallowedhalls Recommended listening for those curious about medieval music, played and arranged beautifully here. Favorite track: Sia laudato san Francesco.


Music fitting for a medieval banquet in the 14th century! The music comes from France, Galicia and Italy and is performed on a wide range of medieval instruments. There are even re-created medieval recipes in the booklet for your own medieval feast!
Download the PDF booklet here: www.draam.com/falsobordone/cd/figs_fiddles_booklet_and_cover.pdf

Some reviews:
"Falsobordone epitomise medieval music at its best." (Cursor Mundi)

"A highly effective anthology... ...with considerable attention to the melodic and rhythmic structures of the repertoire." (Early Music)

"Skilfully played and highly authentic, yet an engrossing pleasure to listen to. A must for anyone who relishes medieval food and music!" (Medieval History Magazine)

"A very well-made album both in its design, concept, recording and playing. It's medieval music at its best, it is the precursor to all and an album you want in your collection!" (The Bagpipe Society)

"The pieces are extremely well-performed, and are pleasantly raucous and riotous... a thouroughly enjoyable disc." (MusicWeb International)


released January 1, 2003

Falsobordone is one of Sweden's foremost medieval ensembles. This record with music from France, Italy and Galicia (performed on bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, harp, rebec, medieval lute, percussion, organetto - and vocals) was first released back in 2003 and has since become a classic. The two core members of Falsbordone, Anna Rynefors and Erik Ask-Upmark, invited many friends to join them and the result is an invigorating and entrancing recording that has received rave reviews from all over the world.


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Erik Ask-Upmark Lund, Sweden

Erik Ask-Upmark is one of very few harpists focusing on Scandinavian music on the Celtic harp. He is a Swedish "Riksspelman" (Musician of the Realm) who also plays the Baroque harp and many other early instruments with his groups Svanevit, Dråm and Falsobordone as well as occasionally with larger ensembles such as Concerto Copenhagen and Ensemble Mare Balticum, and tours all over the world. ... more

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