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MACHAUT: Messe de Nostre Dame (La) / Le Voir Dit

Composer(s):Machaut, Guillaume de
Artist(s) Oxford Camerata, Choir • Summerly, Jeremy, Conductor
Period(s) Medieval
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredChoral - Secular
Catalogue 8.553833
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Ted Libbey,Early Music America,July 2001

"This is the closest anyone has yet come to recording Machaut's setting as he himself might have heard it; the coupling is a sampling of songs from Le Voir Dit, another intriguingly autobiographical offering."

Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Of the two performances here, Jeremy Summerly’s account is undoubtedly the more eloquently serene; it is beautifully controlled and modulated, rather after the fashion of the famous Willcocks/King’s College accounts of the Byrd Masses. The harmonic pungencies are cleanly presented but unexaggerated and—compared with Hillier—the music’s lines, although by no means bland, flow in relative tranquility. The singers apparently experimented freely with plicas (notational signs indicating some kind of ornament).


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