Guillaume De Machaut: Les Motets
'There is not one interpretation of these motets that clashes, not a single moment of lassitude in these two discs.' Philippe Vendrix/Diapason Complete Motets of Machaut (re-release) Since the beauty, richness and diversity of such an oeuvre made it impossible to choose amongst the 23 motets by the Canon of Reims, the Musica Nova ensemble decided to embark on the adventure of a complete recording. Two years of work and research were necessary for putting this programme together, as the musicians strove for an in-depth approach to each motet in terms of both style and an instrumentation made possible by the very structure of the ensemble. This disc, which had a resounding critical success when first released, offers the first complete translation in modern French of Guillaume de Machaut's motets. An indispensable set!
Catalog Number: AECD1108
Composer: Anonymous, Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Musica Nova
Performer: Gwenael Bihan, Lucas Guimaraes-Peres, Marion Fourquier, Martin Bauer, Patrick Bernartene