Classical reviews – raising the stakes

By Jonathan Le Cocq In Classical

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17th January, 2013
JEANNE D’ARC BATAILLES & PRISONS, Montserrat Figueras, Louise Maoty, René Zosso, Manuel Weber, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall (director) (Alia Vox/Ode). Another in the collection of sumptuous CD/book combinations from Savall (two CDs, 80 pages of essays, each in six languages, dozens of glossy images). This one began life as Savall’s original music for two films on the life of Joan of Arc, here supplemented with 15th-century works mainly by Dufay and, more puzzlingly, Josquin, ...

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