Francesco Landini: L’Occhio del Cor (CD)

Arcana
$34.99
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SKU:
A462
Artist:
La Reverdie, Christophe Deslignes

Francesco Landini was the most famous Florentine Trecento composer, known to being a multi-instrumentalist, notably a virtuoso on the organ. As known, he lost his sight at the age of 7 but, despite his disability, he excelled in the study of music and all liberal arts.Might the condition of blindness have affected the poetic production of Landini? LaReverdie together with Christophe Deslignes, investigate this hypothesis, with a new project that presents both well known masterpieces and pieces never recorded before, searching signs that might be eventually impressed in the verses and the music of Magister Coecus by the loss of his sight.  The reference to the eyes from literary topos becomes in many Landini’s texts a melancholic poetic expedient to express the distance, the absence or the loss of the beloved woman, that only “the heart’s eye” (L’Occhio del Cor) is able to imagine. A project which fills the recent recording void on a fundamental author at the sunset of the Middle Ages, reread through a perspective never explored until now. A passionate work on the strict bond between poetry and music, well explained by Davide Daolmi, is associated to a necessary musicological research about sources.

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Tracklisting:

  1. Poiché partir convienmi, donna cara
  2. Tante belleçe in questa donna stanno
  3. Che cosa è quest’amor che ’l ciel produce
  4. Nella tuo luce tien la vita mia
  5. Non arà may pietà questa mia dona
  6. L’alma mie piang’e mai non può aver pace
  7. Gram·piant’agli ochi, greve doglia al core
  8. Per un amante rio tal pena sento
  9. Divennon gli ochi mie nel partir duro
  10. Ochi dolenti mie che pur piangete
  11. Mostrommi Amor già fra le verdi fronde
  12. Che pena è questa al cor
  13. Non per fallir di me tuo vista pia
  14. Muort’oramai deh misero dolente
  15. Guard’una volta incià verso ’l tuo servo