Italian Music from the Time of Leonardo
This collection of music from the time of Leonardo da Vinci ranges from frottola or secular polyphonic songs and lively dances to sacred works, and even a comedic song from Renaissance theatre, creating an evocative musical picture of this very creative time and place.
CD available through Marquis Music, Amazon.ca
Download CD and individual tracks through iTunes
Listen to sample tracks
There are some who think medieval and Renaissance music is dull and monotonous. They probably haven’t heard the Toronto Consort yet. This latest from them – The Da Vinci Collection – is beautifully put together. It’s colourful and spirited, tight, balanced and blended. And the recorded sound here is demonstration quality. You feel as if you’re in the same room with the Consort – it’s vibrant, rich and alive. A high class act. Five out of five.Rick Phillips, CBC Sound Advice