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'Full Well She Sang': 'Women's Music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Full Well She Sang': 'Women's Music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance'

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'Full Well She Sang'

'Women's Music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance'

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The Toronto Consort

Marquis [F] MAR81445 (73' * DDD)

First released on SRI in 1993

It's been more than two decades since 'Full Well She Sang: Women's Music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance' was first released. How good to have it back in this pristine incarnation from Marquis Records. Members of the Toronto Consort--many of them now stars in the field of early music perform 18 selections with exceptional finesse and urgency.

The programme gives due attention to female composers and performers, while also taking up subjects set forth from women's perspectives (some to music by male composers). …

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