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cdh55328
Wydawnictwo: Hyperion
Seria: Helios
Nr katalogowy: CDH 55328
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: wrzesień 2009
EAN: 34571153285
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Epoka muzyczna: średniowiecze
Obszar (język): francuski

Leonin: Magister Leoninus

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Léonin:
Magister Leoninus:
Sacred Music from 12th-century Paris
Little is known about Léonin beyond the fact that he seems to have had a bent for composing erotic poetry. The somewhat unhelpfully named ‘Anonymous IV’, a monk from Bury St Edmunds, tells us of two ‘masters’ Leoninus and Perotinus who dominated the twelfth-century musical world. Both were reputedly based at Notre Dame in Paris, and Leoninus was responsible for the Magnus liber organi, the ‘Big Book of organum’ (an organum being a polyphonic setting of plainchant), which is widely regarded as the single greatest achievement in the development of early polyphony. For the technically minded, this is music of great complexity, involving interwoven usage of such styles as organum per se, duplum, clausula, and discantus (terms which even medieval theorists took great pleasure in dissecting in an attempt to define their function). For the rest of us, this is music of fascinating beauty: a combination of the static tranquillity of the plainchant and the florid ornamentation of the ‘composed’ elements which have something of the feel of nineteenth-century coloratura six hundred years before its time. ‘Sung with beguiling beauty. These readings renew our sense of wonder at western music’s most fundamental innovation the sound of two voices simultaneously singing different lines that not only fit with, but also enhance, each other’ (The Sunday Times) ‘A fine contribution to the repertoire on disc of twelfth-century polyphony. A composite sound of great beauty’ (Gramophone) ‘Marvellously atmospheric. A rare and highly rewarding disc. Brilliant performances of neglected treasures’ (Classic CD) ‘Absolutely stunning. Lost music re-born’ (BBC Music Magazine) DIAPASON D’OR, FRANCE • DIAPASON D’OR DE L’ANNÉE • BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BEST OF THE YEAR

DIAPASON D'OR, FRANCE ; DIAPASON D'OR DE L'ANNÉE ; BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BEST OF THE YEAR

'Sung with beguiling beauty. These readings renew our sense of wonder at western music's most fundamental innovation - the sound of two voices simultaneously singing different lines that not only fit with, but also enhance, each other' (The Sunday Times)

'A fine contribution to the repertoire on disc of twelfth-century polyphony. A composite sound of great beauty' (Gramophone)

'Marvellously atmospheric. A rare and highly rewarding disc. Brilliant performances of neglected treasures' (Classic CD)

'Avec un splendide choeur pour le plain-chant, Red Byrd proposent une rencontre vivante et vibrante avec Léonin' (Répertoire, France)

'Absolutely stunning. Lost music re-born' (BBC Music Magazine)



dawniej CDA 66944 / Recording details: December 1996; Grote Kerk Naarden, Netherlands; Produced by Mark Brown; Engineered by Julian Millard; Release date: November 2009;

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