The Mirror of Narcissus - Secular Songs by Guillaume de Machaut


The Mirror of Narcissus - Secular Songs by Guillaume de Machaut by Hyperion UK at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The second Gothic Voices recording was something of a milestone: the first recording of 14-century music performed by voices alone. The absence of instruments permits very precise tuning (no small matter in this repertory) and doesn't obscure Machaut's poetry (which was admired by no less than Geoffrey Chaucer). Belying its scholarly-but-dull reputation, Gothic Voices sings with plenty of energy and rhythmic snap; the monophonic songs, performed by a single unaccompanied voice, come off particul


The Mirror of Narcissus - Secular Songs by Guillaume de Machaut by Hyperion UK
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The second Gothic Voices recording was something of a milestone: the first recording of 14-century music performed by voices alone. The absence of instruments permits very precise tuning (no small matter in this repertory) and doesn't obscure Machaut's poetry (which was admired by no less than Geoffrey Chaucer). Belying its scholarly-but-dull reputation, Gothic Voices sings with plenty of energy and rhythmic snap; the monophonic songs, performed by a single unaccompanied voice, come off particularly well. The best example of this disc's achievement is the famous "Douce dame jolie," which has been done as everything from a catchy little ditty to a fife-and-drum march: Margaret Philpot performs it as what it is--the forlorn plea of a spurned lover. --Matthew Westphal

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Manufacturer:
Hyperion UK
Category:
Rondos
Release Date:
1993-11-11
UPC:
034571160870
Publisher:
Hyperion UK
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Format:
Import
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.23 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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