Medieval songs of love and loss

L'amor de Lonh
Medieval songs of love and loss
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Glossa 32304

It is kind of funny to me that I am still adding such a broad anthology to this list, because that is really not my preference. However, there is a wealth of quality material here.

More than that, the interpretation is simply outstanding. The voices are compelling, in phrasing & articulation & tone, and I am also particularly impressed by the sonority of the fiddle & bagpipe... very evocative.

This is a recording that resonates with me in a very particular & idiosyncratic way. It strikes me as a great example for a traditional musician from the Middle East (and as far as Central Asia) to use to orient to Western traditional music of faraway centuries. It has that sort of feel.

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Todd M. McComb
Updated: 7 December 2010