Dreams in the Pleasure Garden - Machaut

"[a] beautifully prepared sequence...strange and wonderful music"
—The Guardian

"El excelente grupo inglés Orlando Consort not trasnmite toda la belleza de la música y de la poesia y, como reza el títolo de portada, nos lleva de la mano a soñar en el jardín de las delicias."
—El Culturel

"The singing is superb, as we have heard in earlier releases by this group….No other collection of Machaut’s songs is half as good."

"..the sheer skill of the Orlando Consort leaves one speechless: everything is immaculately tuned, balanced and phrased: the music is flawlessly edited (by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson), itself still no easy task; absolutely nothing seems to impede the flow of the music."


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What am I listening to?

You are listening to a commemorative motet, ‘Quis dabit capiti meo aquam’, by the composer, Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517). Specifically, you will hear the last of the four sections of this beautiful piece, a lament on the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici in April 1492. It is one track from our latest disk, The Florentine Renaissance, produced by Hyperion records (DA68349), a rich and varied selection of secular and sacred music, an aural collage of the vibrant city of Florence in the early Renaissance.