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Ligeriana provides a comprehensive view of the wealth of inspiration in the songbook, with an instrumental support (viol, organetto, harp, bells, percussions…) that highlights the diversity of these declinations of love.

Very few anthologies draw from a single manuscript. As this is the most important collection of motets from the XIIIth century, the Manuscript of Montpellier, the Ligeriana recording can only be hailed as a paramount achievement that fills a gap in the current discography.


"Besides the abundant wealth of previously unpublished material, this programme covers in 29 pieces all the reasons why this manuscript is fascinating: starting from a strict definition of the motet as a genre (many voices superimposed on a borrowed melody), one never comes across the implementation of exactly the same principles, or particularly, of the same aesthetic purpose. The booklet is detailed and well-documented, and gives an idea of the breathtaking crossovers that polyphony allows between poems, melodies and quotations.
The interpretation of Ligeriana is all the more praiseworthy as it seems to have adopted as a driving principle the concern never to alter the native terseness of the motet, which is rendered without a trace of artifice"
Le Monde de la Musique

CD REFERENCESLIST OF CONTENTS

French polyphonies of the 13th century
A collection of polyphonies from the Manuscript of Montpellier.

Voices
:
Katia Caré, Florence Carpentier, Estelle Filer, Déborah Flornoy, Caroline Montier, Laure Pierredon with Yves Lenoir: contre-tenor
Instruments:
Caroline Montier: organetto - Jean Luc Lenoir: viol, crwth, harp, set of bells, Guy Robert: harp, mediaeval lute, percussion

Katia Caré: direction and research



A Calliope CD, recorded by Jean-Marc Laisné at The royal abbey of Fontevraud in July 2004.

A Paris - On parole de battre - Mo 319
Benedicamus Domino - Mo 4
Hoquet - Mo 5
Je agrt le bois - Mo 228
Hé monier ! - Mo 252
A Cambrai - Mo 49
Prenez i garde - S'on me regarde - Mo 325
Endurez les maus d'amer - Mo 248
Ne m'oubliez mie - Mo 236
Haro ! Je n'i puis durer - Ci mi tient li
maus d'amer - Mo 161
Amor potest conqueri - Ad amorem
sequitur - Mo 328
Ja pour longue demourée - Mo 247
Mors morsu - Mors, que stimulo - Mors a primipatris vicio - Mo 35
Quant je parti de m'amie - Mo 200
La belle en qui je me fi - La bele estoile, de mer - Mo 345
Ne sais que je die - Quant vient en mai - Mo 274 et 185
Robin m'aime - Mout me fu grief - Mo
265
Virgo virginum - Quant voi revenir - Mo 45
Qui d'amours se plaint - Mo 215
Hui main au doz mois de mai - Mo 184
Hé ! Berchier - Hé ! Sire - Par un matinet - Mo 22
Pensis, chief enclin - Mo 239
Je langui - Pucelette - Mo 143
Moine qui a cuer jolif - Nonne sans
amour - Mo 110
Que ferai, biau sire Dieus ? - J'ai les
biens d'amours - Mo 138
Lonc tans a - Amis - Dame que je n'os noumer - Mo 337
Trois serors sur rive mer - Mo 27
Hijus chori - Marie assumpio - Mo 322
Post partum virgo - Ave, regina glorie - Mo 64
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L’idée centrale de ce disque, qui se place sous l’ombre tutélaire de Claude Debussy : offrir des exemples d’écriture virtuose pour le piano dans des œuvres de quatre jeunes compositeurs français nés entre 1965 et 1975.