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Ars subtilior: Dawn of the Renaissance
Philippus de Caserta, Johannes Ciconia, Jaquemin de Senleches
Ars subtilior: Dawn of the Renaissance
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The Ars subtileor rules.
Joseph A. Baldassarre | Boise, Idaho USA | 11/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even though the title is a slight misnomer as more than half of the tracks are post-ars subtileor, this is an absolutely marvellous CD. Starting with Philipoctus de Caserta (ca.1370) and ending with Antoine Busnoys (d.1492), this CD surveys some of the best polyphonic secular and sacred music of the post-Ars nova Middle Ages.
The pieces are superbly performed by some of the very best early musicians of our day including the Orlando Consort, Ensemble organum and the Hilliard Ensemble. I highly recommend this CD for pleasure or instruction.
Dr. Joseph Baldassarre
Professor of Music History
Boise State University"
Very special music
dig-it-the-most | New York | 11/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"(don't forget the excellent Ferrara Ensemble on the sublime "La Harpe De Melodie")

This is a compilation of previous recordings, and it has some of the best works of this period and the performances are all must-have. Some of the original recordings, particularly those of the Ferrara Ensemble, are hard to find.

The L'ars Subtilior will surprise alot of people with its polyrythems. "The Red Notes".

If you look at the scores, you might think they were written by Erik Satie or John Cage. But whatever the scores look like, the music is subtle and intimate. Not to be missed.

Now if only "Beaute Parfaite" by Alla Francesca became available.


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