Doulce Mémoire - Desprez: Tant vous aime - Gramophone

Here, as throughout this album, one is immediately charmed by the voice of Clara Coutouly, whose gently mournful first verse leads first to a duet then to full ensemble as the bittersweetness of the poem unfolds. The architecture of this track is delightful - nimble, knowing and quick-witted - and it sums up the album aptly: a charming and gripping performance that tells a story. 

There's so much to explore here ... this could be one of my favourite secular Josquin discs in recent years.

01 July 2022