En attendant

En attendant
L'Art de la citation dans l'Italie des Visconti
Mala Punica
Arcana A23 [CD]
Arcana ACA 344 [CD]


    Magister Filipoctus de Caserta:
  1. Ballade (21r): En attendant (voice, recorder, fiddle, lute, harp)

  2. Conradus de Pistoria:
  3. Ballade (32v): Se doulz espour (recorder, 2 fiddles)

  4. Anthonello de Caserta:
  5. Rondeau (20v): Dame d'onour (3 voices, recorder, fiddle, lute, harp)

  6. Bartholomeus de Bononia:
  7. Ballade (38v-39r): Arte psalentes (2 voices, recorder, 2 fiddles, organetto)

  8. Anthonello de Caserta:
  9. Ballade (14v): Notes pour moi ceste ballade (voice, 2 recorders, lute, organetto)

  10. Johannes de Janua:
  11. Ballade (13r): Une dame requis (voice, recorder, 2 fiddles)

  12. Johannes Ciconia:
  13. Virelai (27v-28r): Sus un' fontayne (voice, fiddle, harp)

  14. Conradus de Pistoria:
  15. Ballade (37v): Veri almi pastoris (4 voices, recorder, 2 fiddles, organetto)

Playing time: 53' 25"

Mala Punica [Pedro Memelsdorff (flute), Kees Boeke (flute, viella), Svetlana Fomina (viella), Christophe Deslignes (organetto), Karl-Ernst Schröder (lute), Valentina Visconti (harp), Jill Feldman (singer), Sabine Lutzenberger (singer), Claudine Ansermet (singer), Giuseppe Maletto (singer)]

Recording site and date:
Church of Badia Agnano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy [06/1995]

All sources from Ms Modena Est. alpha M. 5,24, folios in parentheses above.

Reissued in: Arcana 372 [CDx3].

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):23/3-385 (January-February 2000)
Goldberg (#-p.):

The two previous CDs by Mala Punica were highly acclaimed and received high marks from many periodicals. This one had on my CD cover a Diapason d'Or and a 10 from Répertoire. It would be rather difficult to disagree.

Pierre-F. Roberge

We have here what looks to be the last of Mala Punica's series on the Arcana label, and the most sophisticated yet. This is based on a program made up of pieces which quote others, and the resulting web of allusions is quite sophisticated, as is the literary style of the liner notes. Quite a nut to crunch.

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Todd M. McComb