HMC 901590 has been only released packaged with a bonus CD Marcel Pérès – Portrait as a 2 CDs set.
, -, -,  Reims, BM Ms 254 (chant)
-, , -,  Ordinary by Guillaume de Machaut
Playing time: 56' 36"
Jérôme Casalonga, Jean-Etienne Langianni, François Barbalozi, Jean-Pierre Lanfranchi, Frédéric Richard, Malcolm Bothwell, Marcel Pérès, Antoine Sicot
Marcel Pérès, dir.
Recording site and date:
Reims Cathedral, France [11/1995];
-,  Harmonia Mundi "Century" HMX 290 8168 [CD] Une révolution de l'esprit et de la musique (XIVe siècle) / An intellectual revolution in music - Le siècle de l'Ars nova / Ars Nova, A Revolution in the Late Middle Ages
Diapason (#-p.): 434-65 (february 1997)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 74/885-88 (february 1997)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 20/4-254 (march/april 1997)
Information from CD. I must admit mixed feelings when comparing this version of Messe Notre-Dame with Vellard's interpretation which was my first choice (and still is). I have a higher sense of mysticism with Vellard. Maybe what sounds less familiar is the degree of ornamentation and some oriental influences. Perhaps two or three listenings may convince me. This Messe Notre Dame is at least the 21st version of this mass and the style appears very unconventional. For a complete discography of this mass see Messe Notre Dame - Discography.
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