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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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'Subtle, intelligent performances reflecting the refined art of 14th-century French music' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide) 'A wonderful addition to the catalogue, and the recorded sound … is superlative' (Gramophone)» More
En la maison Dedalus enfermee Est ma dame vers qui ne puis aler, Car je n’i voi issue ni entree Par ou je puisse a son gent corps parler, Dont maint souspir me convient estrangler Et en tourment me convendra languir; Si ne la voy, briefment m’estuet morir.
Car c’est la flour de mon cuer desiree; Nul ne treuve qui m’i sache mener Et c’est tout bien m’amour et ma pensee, Ne je n’ay nulle autre rien a penser. Or ne la puis ne veoir n’encontrer, Ne je ne say comment a li venir; Se ne la voy, briefment m’estuet morir.
My lady is locked away in Daedalus’s labyrinth and I cannot go to her, for I can find no exit or entrance through which I might speak to her fair self; therefore I am obliged to stifle many a sigh and will have to pine away in distress. If I do not see her I must soon die.
For she is the flower that my heart desires; I can find nobody who can take me to her, though she is the sole object of my love and thoughts, and I can think of nothing else. Now I can neither see nor meet with her and know no way to approach her. If I do not see her I must soon die.