CONTINUUM: Two Cs - Ciconia and Cordiforme

Aug 16, 2020

This Continuum presents music by the 15th century French composer, Johannes Ciconia. Beside composing music he was also a music theorist of the late Middle Ages. He was born in Li├Ęge, but worked most of his adult life in Italy, particularly in the service of the papal chapel(s) and at Padua cathedral. The Chansonnier Cordiforme dates from the 1470s and is a heart-shaped manuscript containing 43 songs of Dufay, Binchois, Ockeghem, Busnoys and others including several unica. Recordings use are: Johannes Ciconia Opera Omnia (Diabolus in Musica & La Morra) - Ricercar RIC 316 and Le Chansonnier Cordiforme (The Consort of Music) - Decca 480 1819.