Machaut was a major contributor to the motet as practiced in fourteenth-century France. This was a different genre than motets known to singers and listeners of. It is probably the first devoted to Machaut’s motets, containing no fewer than 18 of the 23 that survive. It is certainly the first to present them in the order in which. Guillaume de Machaut Motets The Hilliard Ensemble David James counter-tenor David Gould counter-ternor Rogers Covey-Crump tenor.

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Looking back on the experiences that led me to him in the first place, I know that fortune has indeed whispered into my ears with his texts and melodies from so many centuries ago. Musically they contain structural intricacies to which scholars devote pleasant lifetimes of research in old French libraries. Retrieved from ” https: Peter Laenger Produced by Manfred Eicher As one who spent a good part of his formative Renaissance listening digesting the music of Guillaume de Machaut c.

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It is certainly the first to present them in the order in which Machaut himself presented them in his own manuscripts. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Here are The Hilliard Ensemble with goodness knows how many combined years of experience performing this kind of music in public; they are not just on the top of their form but also constantly showing the fruits of that experience. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Sexy Trippy All Moods.


Guillaume de Machaut: Motets

Thus the movable nature of Machaut is so well suited to the Hilliards, for a likeminded meticulousness of vocal color and rhythmic staggering O livoris feritas truly distinguishes these singers from the rest. Works are organized by genre. Furthermore, some of Machaut’s works most notably the motets employ simultaneous performance of several different texts. The motets of Guillaume de Machaut are complicated works.

This is a landmark recording and a courageous venture. But the Hilliard Ensembleof the Self generation, focuses on Machaut as a creative figure with, to quote the liner notes, “a morbidly sensitive inner life. The results of that refinement may surprise some listeners. Machaut Motets Qui plus aimme plus endure, Aucune gent. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

Gramophone products and those mktets specially selected partners from the world of music. Guillaume de Machaut Composer. This article presents a complete list of the musical works of Guillaume de Machaut. They perform all of the last six motets Nos ; but of the main body of 17 motets, now often considered to form a coherent cycle, they omit five, among them the first.

That being said, I cannot help but believe that they leave discernible traces in the body, motetd the very synapses of the brain.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. For example, R20 is known both as “Douce dame” and “Douce dame tant qui vivray”. Peter Laenger Produced by Manfred Eicher. It is perhaps for this reason that the Hilliards present their program in chronological order, as if to show us how Machaut grew behind and through its trajectory. Since many titles are merely the first lines of the texts used, in different sources individual pieces may be referred to by slightly different titles.

And while the colors of John Potter are certainly missed, Harrold delivers a fresh and slightly brighter tone at the risk of undoing my earlier assertion, may I point your attention to his gorgeousness in the Veni creator spiritus.

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Of course, nobody can coax the impact out of a dissonance like the Hilliard Ensemble. Tempi tend to be rather slower than on earlier recordings: And the performances are of a truly mandarin refinement.

If I may interrupt this stream of thought with a technical one, this was the first recording I ever heard with tenor Steven Harrold, who signed on with the Hilliard Ensemble in The music is often anchored by dominant lines e.