Sign Up Now | Log In

Member Login


Graindelavoix & Björn Schmelzer - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame (2016)

6-05-2016, 12:43
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Glossa Music
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 1:12:43
Total Size: 360 MB

Graindelavoix & Björn Schmelzer - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame (2016)

At last! A new recording of Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' from Björn Schmelzer and Graindelavoix, one of Glossa s long-standing artistic family members. Following a trio of discs devoted to music in the spirit of the medieval master draughtsman Villard de Honnecourt, the Antwerp-based ensemble has now turned to the first known composer of an integral mass cycle: Guillaume de Machaut, who was a canon at Reims Cathedral in the 14th century. The work, described as a medieval monstre sacré, is performed by an all-male ensemble from Graindelavoix featuring both sharp high tenors and very low basses. Graindelavoix s continuing and vibrantly imaginative aesthetic is described, with customary imagery, by Björn Schmelzer in the accompanying booklet essay, where he declares his passion for conjuring up the voices of the past to describe the performance approach taken by Graindelavoix: one that emphasises the individuality of the singers rather than a homogeneous ensemble sound. Schmelzer s choice of accompanying Propers for a Lady Mass underscores Machaut s own devotion to the Virgin Mary, as do two of the composer s spectacular motets, which are also associated with the city of Reims.

Tired of advertising and pop-ups? Join Now on IsraBox
Register on IsraBox allows you to access to the full resources. You can see torrent links, leave your comments, see hidden text, minimum advertising (no pop-ups), ask for supports and much more.

  • 80
7 voted

papajan   User offline   6 May 2016 13:33

Thank you for this great music.

Finally a new album of Graindelavoix.

  • Dislike
  • 0
  • Like

mondzeichen   User offline   6 May 2016 15:06

Indeed, Graindelavoix are amazing! Really enjoyed their “Motets from the Cambrai manuscript A 410” (Glossa # GCD P32109). Hope their new interpretation of the famous Machaut's Lady Mass won't disappoint as well. Anyway, truly wonderful share, @sddd!

  • Dislike
  • 0
  • Like


Users of are not allowed to comment this publication.