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The effects of good government (fresco fragment, 1337-1340) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (d1348)
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
Track(s) taken from CDH55148
Recording details: March 1987
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Robert van Bahr
Engineered by Robert van Bahr
Release date: November 1990
Total duration: 1 minutes 36 seconds

'Music making of the highest order. Everything shows them at their superb best' (Gramophone)

'Something no lover of early music or admirer of this group should miss' (American Record Guide)

'Superbly engineered' (Classic CD)

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This simple monophonic virelai is a relatively early work, dating from before 1349, and shows that Machaut, though famous for his subtle and complex polyphony, was also capable of writing a good tune!

from notes by Paul Hillier © 1990

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