Troubadours & Trouvères

Troubadours & Trouvères
Gerard Le Vot, et al.
Studio SM 12 21.75

This was an amazing recording when it was released, really bringing a repertory to life for the first time. The depth of the interpretations was startling, particularly in the handling of the lyrics. The selection is also a fine one.

These days, the performance is rough around the edges, especially when it comes to instrumental sonority. However, the phrasing and articulation are so rich that I continue to find it valuable, especially when it comes to developing further interest in the monophonic repertory.

It is definitely a classic at this point.

To medieval secular list

Todd M. McComb