Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Love, revelry and the dance in Mediæval music. CD 7. The Masters of the Florentine Organetto.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: October 2017.
First listen: 19-12-2017.
Label: Ricercar.
CD 7 from 7.
Recording dates: February 1998.
Venue: Eglise Saint Jean l'Evangéliste de Beaufays, France. 
Engineer: Jérôme Lejeune.
Time: 54:47.

Composers on CD 7:
Lorenzo Masini.
after Gherardello da Firenze.
Francesco Landini.
After Francesco Landini.

Performed by:

Christophe Deslignes, Organetto.
Thierry Gomar, Percussion.

A delightful disc. The organetto couples well with percussion, and it must be said that Thierry Gomar is a very good percussionist.  There is no great variety in the melodies, so you have to get the fun primarily from the percussion. Not advisable to play the music in one go, for the organetto can tire the ear quite quickly. In the time of composition it was primarily played in the background.
But this is seldom recorded so it is rather a fun trip in getting to know this kind of music too.
Sound is good.

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