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The Leuven Chansonnier, Vol. 1

By Anonymous

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Composed by Anonymous, Gilles Binchois (1400-1460), and Johannes Ockeghem (1410-1497). Classical. CD. Naxos #PAS1054. Published by Naxos (NX.PAS1054).

Item Number: NX.PAS1054

The Leuven Chansonnier (1470-75) includes fifty compositions by leading 15th-century Franco-Flemish names as Johannes Ockeghem, Antoine Busnoys, and Firminus Caron but also twelve newly re-discovered works, found in no other source! The Ensemble Sollazzo brings a selection of this music to life in the present recording in the most refreshing and brilliant interpretation. The Sollazzo Ensemble was founded in 2014 in Basel and brings together musicians with a strong interest in late medieval and early renaissance repertoires. The ensemble is directed by fiddle player Anna Danilevskaia and benefits from the different musical backgrounds of its members: while some of them come from Early Music families, others have found their calling via modern classical music, theatre or even musical.

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