Concert of Early Music
Top Customer Reviews
This Album is a wonderful excercise in "Compare and Contrast". In one album, we hear the gamut of Early Music... from Jantina Noorman's rambunctious rendition's of Raimbaut de Vaquieras' "Kalenda Maya" and Robert Morton's "Il sera pour vous conbatu / l'home arme" to the refined, and even ethereal pieces that came much later, such as "Aime sospiri" and "Dont vient cela".
This is an early (and very important) attempt to put Early Music into its Social context. You can smell the Great Hall, the Cathedral, and the Marketplace in these performances. The performers were all having a ball from the sound of things. The instrumentalists and singers are at the top of their form... both rebecs and mezzo's are doing things that, while they may have been common in 1300, haven't been recorded as fervently since this album's release in 1972.
This CD is a musical time machine - you can just see the characters, the environment, the dazzling clothes of an era gone by.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like one or two other reviewers, I first heard this material decades ago -- the original release on vinyl was some forty years in the past -- and immediately was captivated by its... Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by J. R. Trtek
This is an incredible recording, absolutely beautiful. The selections are a wide variety of songs and styles (like, it's not just lutes) and the vocal performances are amazing. Read morePublished on December 2, 2006 by C Mitt