Edward Breen: Critic’s Choice 2017

Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter
Princess, Nun and Musician: Motets from a 16th century convent

Musica Secreta & Celestial Sirens 

Obsidian Records CD717


This album represents all that is trailblazing about early music: creative research and thrilling performances uniting sopranos and altos from different generations of leading British vocal ensembles. This passionate and, frankly, sensual vocal polyphony from the convent of Corpus Domini in Ferrara, home of Lucrezia Borgia’s daughter (1515–1575) is a revelation.

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