21 Apr Machaut’s Remede: “Cure for the Common Concert”
“The music is beautiful, alternating between haunting and jolly, and the narration is engagingly colloquial (“He’s as clueless as a caged bird”). In addition to playing splendidly, the musicians displayed a wry sense of humor, imitating bird songs in a garden scene and making trumpet sounds to herald the beginning of a feast. The first “Kyrie” from Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame made you want to hear this group perform the whole setting. And Estampies that Nagy arranged from other Machaut tunes sounded completely authentic.” – Dan Hathaway for ClevelandClassical.com
“More than just another concert, “Remedy,” a tale of love and woe based on the music of Medieval master Guillame de Machaut, was a rich, multi-media experience, a treat for the eyes as well as the ears. For two hours Sunday, listeners were treated to a modern version of the sort of courtly entertainment royals might have enjoyed some 700 years ago.” – Zachary Lewis for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.