Codex Rossi

D'Amor cantando
Ballate e madrigali veneti: Codice Rossi XIV secolo
Opus 111 30-141

Although not quite as compelling as the later Florentine repertory, this program is quite valuable for illustrating the earlier Venetian style. The performances are engaging and convincing, making them some of the best Italian Ars Nova renditions to be found. The percussion accents are handled particularly well here, in a much more lively way than some of the other tentative attempts at percussive accompaniment in medieval music.

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Todd M. McComb
Updated: 16 November 2000