RICHARD MICO (c.1590-1661): 13 Fantasias, 4 Pavans, 1 Latral.
Catalogue Number: 08W013
Label: Ars Produktion
Reference: ARS 38 570
Description: An Englishman of French descent, Mico wrote only for viols and most of his pieces date from the early 1630s and before. With two exceptions the works on this recording are all fancies (or rather "fantasias") or pavans, i.e. either pieces with free imitative counterpoint or stylised, tripartite dance movements. They are rather solemn and austere in character—perhaps Mico wasn’t interested in ‘lighter’ music. His ingenuity is best shown by the way he uses and shapes motifs, timbre and dynamics. Concerto di Viole.