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 listTodd M. McComb