Issue 37:6
July/Aug 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Early Music

This is the second collection of motets from the Montpellier Codex ( Mo ), H196, that these ladies have offered ( Fanfare 18:2). This program includes...

Not to throw cold water on this program’s theme—the Council of Constance (1414–1418) that ended the Three Popes Controversy, executed Jan Hus (after first requesting his...

The extremely lengthy liner notes by Guy Lobrichon to this album are often well researched, though some of his opinions—such as that Charlemagne’s successors sought “out...

This is the third disc on as many labels that we have heard from Paolo Da Col in the last couple of years. There were half...

As the rather extensive booklet notes by countertenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti state, the Italian secular cantata was a byproduct of the so-called focus of the early 18th-century...

This is a selection of anonymous dances that came off the presses of Pierre Attaingnant (c. 1494–c.1552). Though far too often credited as a composer despite...

This is a well-conceived reissue of three related recordings of music of the Ars Subtilior, that mannerist period between the Medieval (the death of Machaut) and...

This album brings back into print two releases by Mala Punica that have gone out of the active catalog, and adds them to a third. All...

If one believes the late Robert Stevenson, the treasures awaiting resurrection in Latin American archives are extensive, a task that will surely provide material for many...

Denis Raisin Dadre decided to celebrate Doulce Mémoire’s 25th anniversary with lighthearted fare drawn from 16th-century French sources. The results are similar to their album excerpting...

This is an unusual collection of motets, unlike any program I can recall. Each text is a gospel pericope, that is, a passage assigned for liturgical...