La Rue: Chansons

Pierre de la Rue
Chansons from the Album of Marguerite of Austria
Corvina Consort - Zoltán Kalmanovits
Hungaroton 32018

La Rue was one of the greatest chanson-writers of his time, but this portion of his output has been almost entirely neglected to this point. His music combines a thorough command of the older Burgundian style with the technical & thematic interests of the c.1500 generation.

Although it took a while to warm up to this sometimes-languid interpretation, it has held up very well over the years. While I continue to think that some more tonal color would be appropriate at points, the program has come to be something of a favorite.

To renaissance secular list

Todd M. McComb