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Offline San Antone

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Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Reply #740 on: April 23, 2015, 07:30:09 AM »
I blogged about Early Music today:

Focus : Early Music

Comments always welcome!

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« Reply #741 on: April 23, 2015, 02:38:30 PM »
Well done!   :)

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« Reply #743 on: April 26, 2015, 06:10:35 PM »
Enjoyed that blogpost very much, sanantonio.

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« Reply #744 on: April 27, 2015, 03:41:01 AM »
Enjoyed that blogpost very much, sanantonio.

Thanks!

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« Reply #745 on: April 27, 2015, 04:20:56 PM »
By the way, has there ever been a reissue of the Byrd cd mentioned in your post?

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« Reply #746 on: April 27, 2015, 04:46:02 PM »
By the way, has there ever been a reissue of the Byrd cd mentioned in your post?

The one that I link to in the post is this one



a bit pricey, yes, but I am not sure if there is another one available.


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« Reply #747 on: May 03, 2015, 02:41:38 PM »
I just bought The Orlando Consort's first two releases on Hyperion Records.  Both are of Machaut:

Livre dou Voir Dit (‘Book of the True Tale’) is Machaut’s masterpiece. By its very title, the tale purports to be autobiographical: it relates a supposedly recent episode in the ageing poet-composer’s life, his love affair with a lady some forty years his junior.





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« Reply #748 on: May 21, 2015, 03:50:46 AM »
Ensemble Micrologus perform music from the 13th-16th century, mainly from Italy.  Patrizia Bovi, their primary soloist, has a voice with an edge and rough quality which is very pleasing.  They've been around for a long time, since 1984, but not much is said about them on GMG.  Their founding member died in 2006 but they have continued to produce programmatic concerts and recordings  Their most recent CD was released in July 2014 with frottole and villotte about folk themes and figures, later destined to become stock characters of the Commedia dell’Arte, of late 15th – Century.

I've heard these two recordings:





Which I think are very fine.

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« Reply #749 on: May 26, 2015, 03:31:45 PM »
Heinrich Laufenberg: Kingdom of Heaven



Heinrich Laufenberg (1390-1460) is not well known, and there is a good, albeit unfortunate, reason why.  The building where he kept all of his music, the municipal library of Strasbourg, France, was destroyed during the Franco-Prussian war.  However, scholars had taken notes of his scores, including almost a complete set of his songs.  Although the texts survived, most of the music did not.  This album is an attempt to reconstruct some of these songs.  The ensemble Dragma utilized the scholarly notes from the 19th century and created music in idiomatic fashion.  Interspersed between the reconstructions are instrumental pieces from the period when Laufenberg lived.

Despite the rather speculative nature of the recording, the music is well worth your time.
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« Reply #750 on: May 27, 2015, 05:37:26 PM »
I have recently bought that CD after seeing it receive Diapason D'Or award. I also think it is rather nice.

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« Reply #751 on: May 27, 2015, 05:56:50 PM »
I have recently bought that CD after seeing it receive Diapason D'Or award. I also think it is rather nice.

I agree.

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Re: The Early Music Club (EMC)
« Reply #752 on: May 30, 2015, 02:29:50 AM »
Guillaume De Machaut according to Munrow....


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« Reply #753 on: May 30, 2015, 03:54:14 AM »
Guillaume De Machaut according to Munrow....




What does this release contain?
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« Reply #754 on: May 30, 2015, 04:16:54 AM »
This probably overlaps with or is contained in "The Art of Courtly Love"


Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
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« Reply #755 on: May 30, 2015, 04:37:26 AM »
What does this release contain?

My version above is the original vinyl LP but here is a link with the track listing. It may well indeed be incorporated in the set listed by Jo498.

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« Reply #756 on: May 31, 2015, 03:47:05 AM »
My version above is the original vinyl LP but here is a link with the track listing. It may well indeed be incorporated in the set listed by Jo498.

Thanks. As I supposed Jo is right in his post above.

I asked, because I used to own the original LP release (box with 3 LPs - gave them away, when I got the CD release), but the cover picture was different.
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« Reply #757 on: May 31, 2015, 04:57:11 AM »
The ability to talk comes with knowledge. The ability to listen comes with wisdom.

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« Reply #758 on: May 31, 2015, 05:07:53 AM »
Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377) is the most well-known composer of the 14th century.  I can make this statement with complete confidence of its veracity.  Machaut had a day job, he worked for John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, from ‘around twelve years’ before 1330 until at least 1333 (and probably until 1346) (Leach, Elizabeth Eva. “Guillaume de Machaut, royal almoner: Honte, paour (B25) and Donnez, signeurs (B26) in context.” Early Music 38.1 (2010): 21-42.)

These duties positioned and provided Machaut with the skill set and resources to preserve his music to a degree unavailable for most of his contemporaries.  As a result we have no problem of attribution, and at least two complete books of his works which were if not completely made by Machaut under his close supervision.  The ordering of the works in these volumes is especially important, and something Machaut no doubt controlled.

RTRH


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« Reply #759 on: May 31, 2015, 08:40:52 AM »
Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377) is the most well-known composer of the 14th century.  I can make this statement with complete confidence of its veracity.  Machaut had a day job, he worked for John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, from ‘around twelve years’ before 1330 until at least 1333 (and probably until 1346) (Leach, Elizabeth Eva. “Guillaume de Machaut, royal almoner: Honte, paour (B25) and Donnez, signeurs (B26) in context.” Early Music 38.1 (2010): 21-42.)

These duties positioned and provided Machaut with the skill set and resources to preserve his music to a degree unavailable for most of his contemporaries.  As a result we have no problem of attribution, and at least two complete books of his works which were if not completely made by Machaut under his close supervision.  The ordering of the works in these volumes is especially important, and something Machaut no doubt controlled.

RTRH

Thank you for that and especially for the link, which I will follow up later.
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