The female lead, a postal worker, is shown involved in activities (in two different scenes) which surely would result in her death–jumping off a building and being severely beaten by a gang of thugs. Yet in each case, she's shown in the immediately following scene alive and whole. How can one die when one does not really live?"
…the women of the Gilles Binchois Ensemble sing a fine selection of early troped Mass music to show the 'other' new music of the time. Again, this is beautifully done; the contrast between the men and the women matches the contrast between these two kinds of music. Listen to it if you can: the disc deserves to become a classic.
French countertenor Dominique Visse has participated in the early music revival in France since its inception. Although he became a chorister at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris at the age of 13, he pursued studies on organ and flute at the Versailles Conservatory. As an instrumentalist, he developed an interest in medieval and Renaissance repertories, only occasionally singing as a countertenor.