Outstanding. Deserves the highest accolades.
Bruce Bogin | rural France | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This box set is an ouststanding achievement, and Cantus Records deserves the highest praise of the community which loves Medieval-Renaissance-Baroque music for putting it together. The album contains in separated cases three of Machaut's works---Messe de Nostre Dame, Le Jugement du Roi de Navarre and Le vray remedie d'amour---performed by the Ensemble Gilles Binchois under the direction of Dominique Vellard. Each CD comes with an extensive booklet in four languages giving an explanation of the music as well as of the performance. Each of the three CDs is in its own jewel case which, with its booklet, is in its own sleeve, all of which are then in a large sleeve. The performances are superb and are performed by outstanding artists such as Ann-Marie Lablaude, Brigitte Lesne, Andreas Scholl, Gerd Turk and Dominique Vellard. I regret that the Amazon site for this album does not give greater detail. I am not a musician, I only love music, and I know that these works are performed to perfection. I urge all those who love M-R-B to purchase this set without delay, and while you are at it, buy sets for your friends as well."