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SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

 

Projects devised and researched by Žak Ozmo; all projects include first recordings of repertoire and use Žak's performing editions and musical arrangements:

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Vincenzo Galilei: The Well-Tempered Lute

Žak Ozmo, lute             

                                      

'searching intellect and wry imagination … beautiful, fluent playing’ (Gramophone)

 

‘A thoughtful guide to music that doesn't always yield its secrets easily’ (BBC Music Magazine)

 

'This is a fascinating CD that will doubtless more than repay repeated listening’        (The Whole Note, Canada)

 

‘Ozmo's playing is remarkable, and there are moments when it's hard to believe he's not been overdubbed’ (TheArtsDesk.com)

 

Record label/Catalogue No.: Hyperion Records, CDA68017

 

18th-century Portuguese Love Songs

L'Avventura London; Žak Ozmo, music director, archlute, baroque guitar, English guittar                   

                               

'Superb and very, very sexy.’ (Limelight)

 

‘A revelation...Ravishing.’ (Early Music Today)

 

'This, wrote Beckford, is ‘an original sort of music, different from any I ever heard’. Two centuries later, that estimate still holds true’ (Sinfini.com)

 

‘Charming accounts...’ (BBC Music Magazine)

 

Record label/Catalogue No.: Hyperion Records, CDA67904

 

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An Italian Rant!: 18th-century Italian Masters in Britain

L'Avventura London; Žak Ozmo, music director, archlute, baroque guitar     

                                            

'terrifically animated, wonderful energy… gorgeous!'- BBC Radio 3

 

'sensitive musicianship and an admirable understanding of Baroque performance conventions.'- Gramophone

 

' well-balanced programme and outstanding playing.'- Early Music Review

 

'The whole thing is an invigorating delight. This is beautiful playing for beautiful music.'- American Record Guide

 

Record label/Catalogue No.: Opella Nova Records, ONCD015

 

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Handel in the Playhouse

L'Avventura London; Žak Ozmo, music director, archlute, baroque guitar       

                                          

'A fascinating insight into Handel and the English ballad opera tradition. L'Avventura show excellent musicianship...'- Gramophone

 

'This program is an interesting idea that should have been thought of a long time ago…This is a really delightful program.' - American Record Guide

 

'The band is excellent...This is about the most interesting anniversary-inspired disc I’ve reviewed so far, and it’s well worth having.'- Early Music Review

 

Record label/Catalogue No.: Opella Nova Records, ONCD014