anon.: L'homme armé
This page lists all recordings of L'homme armé, by on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC).
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The Tallis Scholars Sing Josquin
“The recordings are outstanding, as are the perfectly blended flowing lines of the singing.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition
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Musique a la Chapelle Sixtine autour de 1490
This double disc presents the works of composers De Orto and Josquin; Music in the Sistine Chapel around 1490.
Performed by early music specialists, Cut Circle, the artistic director is Jesse Rodin, who also provides very details booklet notes on this wonderfully packaged disc.
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Le Maître de Fricassée: Secular music of Jean Japart
Els Janssens-Vanmunster (mezzo), Michael Feyfar (chant) & Michael Form (flute & direction)
Jean Japart remains one of the great unknowns of the Franco-Flemish school of the late 15th century, despite the fact that his music contains unexpected turns, daring harmony and bold movement structures. All that we know about Japart’s life is that he was employed for a certain period (1447-1480?) at the court in Ferrara. He must have been well-known during his lifetime as the great Josquin de Prez honours him in a personal motet lamenting his death. What is more, the famous Venetian printer Ottaviano Petrucci includes the extravagant total of 23 pieces (!) by Japart in his collections of music by the best-known composers in Europe of the time. Japart’s extraordinary contrapuntal skills are displayed in elaborate quodlibets (Fr. fricassées), in which several existing and mostly well-known melodies are skilfully combined, forming a musical Gordian knot. Another of his specialities is the enigma canon, a form which he carries to extremes in his eccentric constructions. In this recording, the ensemble Les Flamboyants directed by the recorder player Michael Form present (almost) the complete works of this master interspersed by a number of comparative works by other contemporary masters such as Josquin, Obrecht and Busnoys.
“The singing of mezzo Els Janssens-Vanmuster is expressive and committed. The recording is well-balanced and luminous. This may be slight and quirky, albeit charming, material from an obscure figure, but I can't imagine another group managing to make much more of it.” Classical Music, 25th February 2012 ***
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