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 listTodd M. McComb