Founded in the year 2000, the Musica Nova Ensemble brings together a group of talented singers, and also sometimes instrumentalists, under the artistic direction of singer and conductor Lucien Kandel.
A passionate quest in search of emotion through music drives the group to produce a diverse musical programme. From the Middles Age to Baroque, Musica Nova departs into various musical periods and universes.
The ensemble approaches its music with an eye for historical accuracy, through the use of original manuscripts. The interpretation of period documents involves a serious reflection with respect to the musical rules of the time (such as musica ficta and pronunciation) as well as the intended nuances of the pieces. The singers and musicians read their music in facsimile and their interpretation of it is thus inevitably modified.
The result is a very specific sound, a particular momentum, a musical line which make of Musica Nova one of the most exceptional Early Music ensembles in the world, a group whose energy seems to transport the listener; temporally and spiritually.
The Musica Nova Ensemble has performed on some of the most prestigious French and international stages, and several of its recordings are considered benchmark interpretations.
Guillaume Dufay, Inclita Stella
Guillaume de Machaut, Se quanque amour
Johannes Ockeghem, Alma Redemptoris Mater (Missa prolationum)