Though the group's study in obscure texts, rustic syntax
and authentic performance-practice must require a mountain of toil,
we are able to enjoy the beautiful music effortlessly.
LaReverdie's rich chants and ringing accomplishments are irresistible...
In 1986 two pairs of young sisters from Italy founded the Medieval ensemble laReverdie: the name, derived from a poetic genre that celebrates the return of Spring, reveals perhaps the principal trait of a group that for over twenty years now has captivated audiences and critics alike for the variety in its approach to the vast and varied musical repertoire of the Middle Ages and first Renaissance. Since 1993 the cornetto player Doron David Sherwin joins the group, both as player and singer. Presently the ensemble performs in groups from three to fourteenth musicians depending on the reperotire. The deep research together with the experience reached douring the long and intense activity, have made laReverdie an unique ensemble, both for the extraordinary enthusiasm they share and communicate to their audiences, as well as for their assured and natural virtuosity in playing and singing.
The group has regularly performed in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, England, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Mexico.
They have recorded and broadcasted in Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland and Netherlands.
They have recorded eighteen Cds, thirteen for the French company Arcana and co-produced by the German broadcast company Wdr, which have received various awards from the European press, such as the Diapason d’Or de l’Année (the first awarded to an Italian ensemble in the category of Early Music), 10 de Répertoire, 10 from Crescendo, ffff from Télérama, “5 stars’ from Musica and A from Amadeus.The last CD "Carmina Burana - Sacri Sarcasmi" is one of the three Finalist 2010 Midem Classical Awards in the category Early Music. In 2000 the Festival International de Santander chose a live recording of a concert given by the group that year to be issued as a Cd with the title La Reverdie en Concierto. The last release is “I dodici giardini: cantico di Santa Caterina da Bologna” (2013).
Since 1997 the group’s members have been involved in teaching at summer courses such as the International Early Music Course in Urbino, Italy, as well as masterclasses and regular instruction at institutes such as the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milano in Italy as well as the Staatliche Hochschule für Music Trossingen in Germany.
LaReverdie has collaborated, for special project, with Franco Battiato, Moni Ovadia, Carlos Nunez, Teatro del Vento, Gerard Depardieu, Mimmo Cuticchio.
Comme toujours avec LaReverdie, l'invitation au voyage est,
mieux qu'une promesse de découverte, une parfaite synthèse
entre érudition philologique et poésie incarnée...
El grupo LaReverdie sigue desarrollando una firma trayectoria
que recorre fielmente repertorios tan interesantes como bellos y desconocidos...
Los interpretes tienen la habilidad de recalcar cualquier sutileza
y expresan inequivocabilmente los distintos matrices de las obras….
Das ist Musik umgesetzte Wissenschaft...
die Gruppe lebt dieses Mittelalter, fühlt, denkt, interpretiert mittelalterlich.
Es gibt keine Stars, es gibt nur eine abgeschlossene musikalische Welt...
eine geglückte Symbiose aus Theorie und Praxis,
wofür die Gruppe ja bestens bekannt ist...
(Alte Musik Aktuell)