Guillaume de Machaut: The Single Rose (CD)

Hyperion
$29.99
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SKU:
CDA68277
Artist:
The Orlando Consort

The rose as symbol of both the beloved and of love itself: the ‘fleur des fleurs’ of the ‘Roman de la rose’ is paid due homage by The Orlando Consort in this latest instalment of their essential series.

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Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars

"That evergreen theme of courtly love inspires in Machaut extraordinary harmonies and beautiful, primitive counterpoint. The singers combine pin-sharp tuning and gentle phrasing in this seductive collection."

Sunday Times

"With their stylish singing of a programme inspired by the floral imagery contained in the influential 13th-century poem Le Roman de la rose, the Orlando Consort’s four unaccompanied male singers ensure that these 14 beautiful virelais, ballades, rondeaux and motets still speak with eloquence and passion."

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Tracklisting:

1. De toutes flours
2. Se ma dame m’a guerpi
3. Bone pastor Guillerme / Bone pastor, qui pastores / Bone pastor
4. Merci vous pri
5. Se d’amer me repentoie
6. Je sui aussi com cils
7. Se je souspir parfondement
8. Certes, mon oueil
9. Quant je sui mis au retour
10. De tout sui si confortee
11. Qui es promesses de Fortune / Ha ! Fortune, trop sui mis loing / Et non est qui adjuvat
12. Loyauté vueil tous jours
13. De triste cuer / Quant vrais amans / Certes, je di
14. Fons totius Superbie / O Livoris feritas / Fera pessima

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