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Marchaut and his Time

14th Century French Ars Nova

Ensemble Alba Musica Kyo

Guillaume de Machaut, Francesco Landini, Anonymous, Jacob de Senleches, Jean Vaillant

SKU: 7094

Year of release: 1994

1. David Hoquetus Guillaume de Machaut 03:56
2. Amours me fait desirer Guillaume de Machaut 04:47
3. Dame, ne regarde pas Guillaume de Machaut 02:06
4. Doulz viaire gracieus Guillaume de Machaut 02:03
5. Douce dame jolie Guillaume de Machaut 04:35
6. Adiu, adiu, dous dame yolie Francesco Landini 05:01
7. Tres douce compains Anonymous 04:02
8. En ce gracieux tamps Jacob de Senleches 02:59
9. Or sus vous dormez trop Anonymous 03:01
10. Par maintes foys Jean Vaillant 03:32
11. La quinte estampie real Anonymous 02:27
12. Beauté parfaite Guillaume de Machaut 09:00
13. Je ne cuit pas Guillaume de Machaut 03:10
14. Gais et jolis Guillaume de Machaut 05:00
15. Rose, liz, printemps Guillaume de Machaut 04:29
Total time: 60:16

About this album

Machaut and his time: 14th Century Ars Nova Cultural background In Machauts time the ideal of courtly love was very important in aristocratic culture. Virtually all the poetry of the age deals with love and loyalty towards unattainable noble ladies (the lover regards himself as a feudal vassal of his lady). The best-known poet of courtly love is Francesco Petrarca. In 1327 Petrarca, aged 23, was to be found working briefly at the Popes court in Avignon (there were two popes at the time). He was in love with Laura, a woman from a noble family. She died in 1348 of the great plague that had been rampaging throughout Europe since 1347. It had begun on the Cremia peninsula on the Black Sea and had been brought back by the Genoese soldiers who had been fighting the Mongols. It claimed enormous numbers of victims: Paris, for instance, lost a quarter of its population. At the same time the Hundred Years War was taking place between England and France, and crusades were still being organised. Life must have been very insecure in those days: death was always close at hand, whether in the form of war or disease….

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Alte Musik Aktuell

So spekulativ die Interpretation mittelalterlicher Musik auch immer sein mu. Hier wird eine recht plausible Lsing vorgestellt, die die Mitte hlt zwischen Flucht ins Exotische und anpassung an heuige Hrgewohnheiten. (...)

In Tune

(...) Brilliant programming (...) (...) As usual with Channel, production standards are excellent. (...) (...) As such collections go, this is among the best.


Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSony digital Editor 3000
Mastering EngineerBert van der Wolf
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS900
Recording DateJune 1994
Recording LocationResnswoude - The Netherlands
EditingBert van der Wolf
Recording EngineerBert van der Wolf
ProducerBert van der Wolf