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Musica Secreta - Dangerous Graces: Music by Cipriano de Rore and pupils - The Scotsman

Musica Secreta is striking a blow for 16th century feminism. Professional singing was not the sole domain of men and boys, say the female vocal group. They set out to prove it with Dangerous Graces, a disc of music written by Cipriano de Rore and his pupils for a group of Renaissance divas. This included such refreshing madrigals as Luzzasco Luzzaschi's heart-tugging Dolci sospiri ardenti and de Rore's own extended Amor se così dolce. once the ear adjusts to these high register confections, the result is deeply satisfying.

The Scotsman
08 April 2002