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Track(s) taken from CDH55289
Recording details: April 1984
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1986
Total duration: 3 minutes 21 seconds

'I believe this is the finest record of medieval polyphonic song yet produced' (Gramophone)

'I don't know a finer record of such fascinating material. Beautifully done' (BBC Record Review)

Giunta vaga biltÓ
ballata; Squarcialupi Codex; early fifteenth century
author of text

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Catherine Bott (soprano), Pavlo Beznosiuk (fiddle), Mark Levy (fiddle)
Introduction  EnglishFranšaisDeutsch
The mix of transparency and subtlety in Landini’s Giunta vaga biltá draws you in right from the start. This too is a courtly love lyric, but more positive, more confident—true Italianate appreciation of a beautiful woman. The only sadness behind it lies in the knowledge that Francesco Landini was himself blind.

from notes by Catherine Bott ę 2006

Other albums featuring this work
'Delectatio angeli' (CDA67549)
Delectatio angeli

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