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Track(s) taken from CDA66087

Dame, a qui

Virelai 12; 1v
author of text

Colin Mason (baritone)
Recording details: April 1983
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: September 1987
Total duration: 5 minutes 37 seconds

Other recordings available for download

The Orlando Consort


‘This is an exceptionally fine and important record. It makes Machaut’s music sound more consistently pleasing and acceptable to a wider public than any to date’ (Gramophone)

‘Superb’ (BBC Record Review)

'Une version exceptionelle de beauté' (Harmonie)
Dame, a qui (Virelai 12) also has short lines, but here they alternate with longer ones; it makes the short ones sound as sobs. In this song the lover complains that he finds no sign of goodwill, let alone of any promise, in his beloved lady, although he does not abandon all hope.

from notes by Jacques Boogaart © 2017

Dame, a qui (Virelai 12) est aussi écrit sur des vers courts, mais ici ils alternent avec des vers plus longs; en conséquence, les vers courts ressemblent à des sanglots. Dans ce virelai, l’amoureux se plaint de ne trouver aucun signe de bonne volonté, encore moins de promesse, chez sa dame bien-aimée, mais il ne renonce pas à tout espoir.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jacques Boogaart © 2017
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Dame, a qui (Virelai 12) hat ebenfalls kurze Melodielinien, doch erklingen sie hier abwechselnd mit längeren Linien, so dass die kurzen wie Schluchzer wirken. In diesem Lied wird beklagt, dass die angebetete Dame keinerlei Anzeichen der Gunst, geschweige denn der Zusage verlauten lässt; trotzdem gibt der Liebende die Hoffnung nicht ganz auf.

aus dem Begleittext von Jacques Boogaart © 2017
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Other albums featuring this work

Machaut: Sovereign Beauty
Studio Master: CDA68134Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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