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Ensemble Caprice - Chaconne: Voices of Eternity makes WCRB: CD of the Week... of the Year!

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Each week, we highlight a new release from the classical world - see which albums from 2016 each member of the WCRB: Boston team loved the most!

Without a doubt my favorite album of 2016 is Ensemble Caprice's Chaconne: Voices of Eternity, our first CD of the Week of 2016. I loved this album firstly because of the vivid, electric vibrancy with which Ensemble Caprice plays, and which they bring to every note on the album. Secondly, much like a concept album, in Voices of Eternity Ensemble Caprice focuses on a single idea: the illusion of eternity, weaving newly composed works by Matthias Maute (founder and Music Director of Ensemble Caprice) that look to the future, between beautiful chaconnes and folias from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries that revel in the past. All in all, Voices of Eternity is an immensely enjoyable listen from track 1 through track 21, and I hope you enjoy revisiting it as much as I have.