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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
Le basile de sa propre nature
Tous ceulz qu’il voit tue soubdaynement,
Car son venin est mortel sanz mesure,
Sanz remede et sanz alegement.
Ainsi tue Envie
Les bonz par tres sanglante jalousie,
Tant que chascun voit son per a grant payne,
Car Barat tient le monde en son demaine.
It is the nature of the basilisk
to kill immediately all those whom it sees,
for its venom is immeasurably deadly
and there is neither remedy nor cure for it.
Envy kills good people
in the same way through most bloody jealousy,
so that each one cannot abide the sight of his fellow,
for Deceit holds the world in sway.