Performers: Sarah Bilèn (soprano), Agnieszka Budzinska (soprano), Bernhard Schafferer (countertenor), Thaïs Ohara (violin), Giovanna Pessi (harp), Liam Fennely (viol), Jean-Pierre Pinet (flute), Bernhard Stilz (recorders), Agileu Motta (theorbo), Alexandre Danilevski (archlute, guitar)
Playing time: 66'
Recording date: June 2001 (Paris)
The contents of this recording consist of kantï, a sort of proto-secular psalm genre aimed at Russian amateurs. This was the first Russian music to use Western notation. The pieces are taken from a 1958 publication by T. Livanova, and date to c.1690-c.1740. Apparently they are anonymous. For the recording, the titles are given, rather awkwardly, in French.
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