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Find of a Century: The Leuven Chansonnier

The Leuven Chansonnier is a recently discovered treasure of Renaissance music

Check this out: a collection of music from the 15th century was recently found in a pile of art in Brussels.

This book, known as the Leuven Chansonnier, is one of six fifteenth-century songbooks known to exist, and the first one that has been discovered in more than a century. Musicologists will be studying both the physical item and the music contained within it. As one researcher observed, this discovery is: “Unbelievable. It’s like suddenly finding a dozen new drawings by Rubens"

This old book of music is also just a beautiful item, which has already been scanned so that you can see it online

Mona Seghatoleslami is the host and producer on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. She also hosts the lunchtime concert series Live From Hochstein Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m., interviews musicians, produces special programs, and works on any project she can find that helps connect people and music in our community through WXXI.