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Gais et jolis

composer
3vv; Ballade 35
author of text

 
Gais et jolis (Ballade 35)is perhaps one of Machaut’s most overtly joyful ballades, as he declares ‘Si qu’il n’est maus, tristesse, ne dolour / Qui de mon cuer peust joie mouvoir’ (‘And so there is no ill, sadness, or misery / That could shift my heart from joy’). Uplifting in its sentiment, the musical phrasing mirrors this with most phrases ending in an upward melodic trajectory.

from notes by Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel © 2018

Gais et jolis (Ballade 35) est peut-être l’une des ballades les plus résolument joyeuses de Machaut, quand il déclare «Si qu’il n’est maus, tristesse, ne dolour / Qui de mon cuer peust joie mouvoir» («Il n’est maux, tristesse, ni douleur / qui de mon cœur peut changer ma joie»). Réchauffant le cœur dans son sentiment, le phrasé musical en est le reflet, la plupart des phrases s’achevant dans une trajectoire melodique ascendante.

extrait des notes rédigées par Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel © 2018
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Gais et jolis (Ballade 35) ist eine der wohl offenkundig fröhlichsten Balladen Machauts, denn er verkündet: „Si qu’il n’est maus, tristesse, ne dolour / Qui de mon cuer peust joie mouvoir“ („So gibt es keine Missstände, Traurigkeit oder Not / Die die Freude meines Herzens fortbewegen könnten“). Die erbauliche Stimmung wird von der Musik mit Phrasierungen widergespiegelt, die am Ende jeweils aufwärts streben.

aus dem Begleittext von Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel © 2018
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Machaut: Fortune's Child
Studio Master: CDA68195Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 1 on CDA68195 [5'20]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68195 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-17-19501
Duration
5'20
Recording date
29 April 2016
Recording venue
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Machaut: Fortune's Child (CDA68195)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 2018
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