Notes & Reviews:
A splendid production consisting of a 200-page color book on one side and 8 CDs on the other! The composers known collectively as the Fiamminghi made their mark in Europe during the 15th century. This collection is devoted to the leading composers, from those of the first generation and the great master Johannes Ockeghem, to Josquin Desprez and Pierre de La Rue, two musicians taught by Ockeghem who laid the foundations of the Ars Perfecta during the Renaissance. Also included is Jacob Obrecht, the only composer of this school whose career was based essentially in his native Flanders. Every genre of sacred and secular music of the time is represented here.