Alexander Agricola - Fortuna Desperata

Naxos: 8553840

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Alexander Agricola - Fortuna Desperata

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8553840
(8.553840)

Discs:

1

Barcode:

0730099484022

Length:

64 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Alexander Agricola - Fortuna Desperata

Secular music of the 15th century


Agricola, A:

A la mignonne de fortune

Adieu m'amour

(2 versions)

Allez, regretz

Guarde vostre visage

(3 versions)

S'il vous plaist

Et qui la dira

De tous biens playne

(3 versions)

Soit loing ou pres

Ay je rien fet

Sonnes muses melodieusement

J'ay beau huer

Cecus non iudicat de coloribus

Fortuna desperata


Unicorn Ensemble, Michael Posch

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Alexander Agricola: A la mignonne de fortune

A la mignonne de fortune

Alexander Agricola: Adieu m'amour No. 1

Adieu m'amour No. 1

Alexander Agricola: Adieu m'amour No. 2

Adieu m'amour No. 2

Alexander Agricola: Allez, regretz

Allez, regretz

Alexander Agricola: Guarde vostre visage No. 1

Guarde vostre visage No. 1

Alexander Agricola: S'il vous plaist

S'il vous plaist

Alexander Agricola: Et qui la dira

Et qui la dira

Alexander Agricola: De tous bien plaine No. 1

De tous bien plaine No. 1

Alexander Agricola: De tous bien plaine No. 2

De tous bien plaine No. 2

Alexander Agricola: De tous bien plaine No. 3

De tous bien plaine No. 3

Alexander Agricola: Soit loing ou pres

Soit loing ou pres

Alexander Agricola: Guarde vostre visage No. 2

Guarde vostre visage No. 2

Alexander Agricola: Ay je rien fet

Ay je rien fet

Alexander Agricola: Sonnes muses melodieusement

Sonnes muses melodieusement

Alexander Agricola: Guarde vostre visage No. 3

Guarde vostre visage No. 3

Alexander Agricola: J'ay beau huer

J'ay beau huer

Alexander Agricola: Cecus non iudicat de coloribus

Cecus non iudicat de coloribus

Alexander Agricola: Fortuna desperata

Fortuna desperata

Gramophone Classical Music Guide

2010

“Agricola was praised by his contemporaries for the bizarre turn of his inspiration, and his music likened to quicksilver. By the standards of the period this is a highly unusual turn of phrase, but remains spot-on. The Ferrara Ensemble anthology, the first ever devoted to the composer, focused on the secular music, both instrumental and vocal, precisely the area covered by Michael Posch and Ensemble Unicorn in this most satisfying disc. Where there's duplication (surprisingly little, in fact) the performances compare with those of the Ferrara Ensemble, although the style of singing is very different. The voices are more up front and less inflected, perhaps the better to match the high instruments with which they're sometimes doubled.
But the tensile quality of Agricola's lines comes through none the less, as does the miraculous inventiveness and charm of his music.
Further, much of what's new to the catalogue really is indispensible, for example Agricola's most famous song, Allez, regretz. Unicorn keeps its improvisations and excursions to a minimum, and the music is the better for it. This disc would be indispensable at full price, let alone super-budget. It really is a must-have.”

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