Led by Katarina Livljanic, Dialogos Ensemble delves into the very earliest polyphony, written down at the beginning of the 11th century in the Winchester Troper. This British manuscript is one of the oldest and richest collections of notated polyphonic music in western mediaeval music. It was long thought to be unreadable, but extensive musicological research has now turned it into rich source material for early music specialists. At the border between mystical Gregorian and the very beginnings of polyphony, this is extremely exciting and moving music, performed with verve by Livljanic: “She has an admirably wide singing range and even greater interpretive abilities. Her performance was nuanced and subtle and marvellously clear in tone”, the Chicago Hyde Park Herald reports.
Clara Coutouly, singer| Albrecht Maurer, vielle | Norbert Rodenkirchen, flute | Katarina Livljanic, singer and artistic leader