January 10, 2011

Troubadours & Minnesanger - Ensemble Lucidarium [1998]

A pleasing range of love songs, polyphonic voices and instrumental pieces. Tabor, shawm, bagpipe, dulcian, colascione, lute, viola da mano, hammer dulcimer etc etc all present and correct. A minor quibble stands on correctness: the polish and refinement of the playing are tangible outputs of well-schooled classical musicians. Some roughness around the edges would be welcome. On the plus side, y brawd can attest this is perfect listening for smoothly soothing a raging hangover...

Oddi wrth y brawd
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