Ruhland: Desprez - Missa "La sol fa re mi", Motets (FLAC)
Ruhland: Desprez - Missa "La sol fa re mi", Motets (FLAC)

Composer: Josquin Desprez
Performer: Munich Capella Antiqua
Conductor: Konrad Ruhland
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Sony
Size: 339 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Missa “La Sol Fa Re Mi”, for 4 parts
Composed by Josquin Desprez
with Munich Capella Antiqua

# Tu solus qui facis mirabilia, motet for 4 parts
Composed by Josquin Desprez
with Munich Capella Antiqua

# Work(s) Sanctus de Passione
Composed by Josquin Desprez
with Munich Capella Antiqua

# Miserere mei deus (Psalm 51), motet for 5 parts
Composed by Josquin Desprez
with Munich Capella Antiqua

# Qui velatus facie fuisti, motet cycle in 6 sections for 4 parts
Composed by Josquin Desprez
with Munich Capella Antiqua

# Absalon, Fili Mi, motet for 4 parts (poss. spurious)
Composed by Josquin Desprez
with Munich Capella Antiqua

# Planxit autem David, motet for 4 parts
Composed by Josquin Desprez
with Munich Capella Antiqua

# Inviolata, integra et casta es, motet for 5 parts
Composed by Josquin Desprez
with Munich Capella Antiqua

A historical gem

After reading the extremely negative review posted below, I went back and pulled out my copy to relisten. Such a negative review would be extraordinarily unusual given that both the conductor (Konrad Ruhland) and the choir (Capella Antiqua München) are renowned for their interpretations and recordings of this period music. Do the research – they are extremely professional and pioneers with early music recordings.

Of course, the proof is in the listening: I tried to hear the weak singing and mediocore performances – but I did not. It was as I had remembered – at the very least a solid performance – I would even call it an extraordinarily enlightened one.

Perhaps Mr. Stoltenberg’s review below was written when the listener’s stereo was not working properly; everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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