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Lotito fires Lazio warning

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Album: Mazzocchi, Vespro della beata Vergine - Cantus Cölln (Harmonia Mundi)

Cantus Cölln's imagined reconstruction of a Vespers performance in St Peter's, Rome, captures the collision of 16th-century polyphony and 17th-century monody in psalms, hymns and canzonas by Virgilio Mazzocchi, Carissimi, Frescobaldi and Palestrina. The string playing is zestful, while Concerto Palatino's sackbutts and cornett add lustre. Sadly, the singing is often thin and unsupported, sounding more authentic to the early days of the early music movement than baroque devotional music.

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Catullus was early Rome’s most revered and reviled poet. From the first page of this intriguing new novel about his love affair with the woman whose identity he encoded as “Lesbia”, Helen Dunmore captures vividly both the poet’s tone and the heightened, overheated world of Julius Caesar’s Rome.

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