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Giunta vaga biltà

composer
ballata; Squarcialupi Codex; early fifteenth century
author of text

 
The mix of transparency and subtlety in Landini’s Giunta vaga biltá draws you in right from the start. This too is a courtly love lyric, but more positive, more confident—true Italianate appreciation of a beautiful woman. The only sadness behind it lies in the knowledge that Francesco Landini was himself blind.

from notes by Catherine Bott © 2006

D’emblée, Guinta vaga biltá de Landini vous séduit par son mélange de transparence et de subtilité. C’est aussi une chanson d’amour courtois, mais plus positive, plus confiante—un véritable jaugeage italianisant d’une belle femme. La seule tristesse vient de ce que nous savons que Francesco Landini était aveugle.

extrait des notes rédigées par Catherine Bott © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Die Mischung von Klarheit und Feinsinnigkeit in Landinis Giunta vaga biltá fasziniert von Anfang an. Auch dies ist ein Text der Minne, doch ist er positiver, selbstbewusster—wahrhaft italienische Bewunderung einer schönen Frau. Das einzig Traurige daran ist das Wissen darum, dass Francesco Landini selbst blind war.

aus dem Begleittext von Catherine Bott © 2006
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Delectatio angeli
CDA67549
The Garden of Zephirus
CDH55289

Details

Track 7 on CDA67549 [2'35]
Track 11 on CDH55289 [3'21]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67549 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-54907
Duration
2'35
Recording date
1 April 2001
Recording venue
Angel Studios, Islington, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Catherine Bott & Stephen Henderson
Recording engineer
Steve Price & Mat Bartram
Hyperion usage
  1. Delectatio angeli (CDA67549)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: January 2006
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