This recording continues to provide a valuable look at the troubadour repertory, oriented around its theme. It stands a rather uncomfortable first in this listing, because I have chosen to attempt a chronological listing, and it averages to more or less the oldest repertory here (with much overlap).
There are some very fine tracks here, and a nice variety chosen for the program. The opening track is especially impressive, and this has become my favorite rendition of the mega-hit Can vei la lauzeta. This has become something of a classic, even if the program does not have a definitive quality.
The performance is excellent, a milestone for Alla Francesca at the time. The addition of Raphaël Boulay was welcome, and the flute playing is quite compelling. Although they've refined their approach over the years, this program remains enjoyable.
To medieval secular listTodd M. McComb