Notes & Reviews:
Peter Paul Rubens lived precisely within one of the most exciting periods of the history of music, one that stretched from the summit of Renaissance polyphonic style to the beginnings of the Baroque period and of opera. Released in connection with the exhibition Rubens and his Heritage (Bozar, Brussels from 25 September 2014 to 4 January 2015), this CD presents examples of the major musical genres that Rubens would have heard during his visits to Brussels, London, Rome, Venice, Mantua, Madrid and Paris.
American Record Guide, March/April 2015
All the performances are excellent and the selections are organized for maximum contrast and variety. In fact, this recording would make an excellent introduction to early baroque music in Europe, just as Rubens is considered a model of early baroque art.