ATMA (ACD 2 2258)
A musical celebration of Spring time

The myth of springtime is a brilliant metaphor for love, an ever-inspiring subject for pœts and musicians. This recording assembles a tapestry of tiny pœtic and musical gems from sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Italy, England, and France. Youth, beauty, and love are their inspiration. Some are well-known, some rescued from dusty library volumes, and others remain part of our folk culture and are reborn in this collection in new forms. Perhaps music, as the most temporal of the arts, is the most appropriate medium to express the transience of the subject at hand…

Suzie LeBlanc, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Susie Napper & Margaret Little, violas da gamba
Matthias Maute & Francis Colpron, recorders and traversos
Olivier Brault & Hélène Plouffe, baroque violins
Sylvain Bergeron, lute and theorbo; Vincent Dhavernas, percussion

“Choc” from Monde de la Musique (July 2004)

Available at Atma Classique

Excerpt: “Reveci venir du printemps” by Claude Le Jeune