Dufay: Chansons

Dufay: Le prince d'amours
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Evidence Classics 082

Dufay's chansons are some of my favorite music, and this is the latest presentation by an ensemble involved with the repertory for over 30 years now....

That said, although the timbres & articulation are sparkling, the basic interpretive approach & arrangements continue to be those of decades ago. There is thus nothing new to the interpretation in any particular technical sense, but rather an update on an established style. And it's an enjoyable style, so I'm enjoying the program. (In many ways, it's an obvious companion to the Ensemble Gilles Binchois Binchois album, although that's now almost 25 years old itself....)

It's also appealing that they've squeezed so many of the chansons onto this single disc. I enjoy more extended or elaborated performances too, but this provides the listener with the most breadth & variety....

To renaissance secular list.

Todd M. McComb
Updated: 16 December 2021