The Paris dance book

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In 1530 Pierre Attaignant published one of the first printed collections of dance music. His »Neuf basses danses deur branles vingt et cinq Pavennes avec quince Gaillardes en musique a quatre parties...« gives us a very good impression of the rich music scene in the French capital Paris at the beginning of the 16th. century.
Songs of love, grief, current events, or simply to make fun of the people at court. Pierre Attaignant collected and published many of these „jewels” written by some of the finest composers of his time. In our programme you will hear a hand-picked selection of these songs.