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Dous amis, oy mon complaint

2vv; Ballade 6
author of text

Darker in tone both musically and textually, Dous amis, oy mon complaint (Ballade 6) tells of the distress of unrequited love. In this anguished ballade, we are presented with the physical as well as the emotional symptoms of love: the lady flushes and her strength wanes. The music reflects these pains through twisting melismas.

from notes by Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel © 2018

De ton plus sombre musicalement et au niveau du texte, Dous amis, oy mon complaint (Ballade 6) raconte la détresse de l’amour sans retour. Dans cette ballade angoissée nous sont présentés les symptômes physiques et émotionnels de l’amour: la dame rougit et sa force décline. La musique reflète ces souffrances par le biais de mélismes sinueux.

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

Sowohl musikalisch als auch inhaltlich dunkler fällt Dous amis, oy mon complaint (Ballade 6) aus, welche von nichterwiderter Liebe handelt. In dieser beklommenen Ballade kommen sowohl die physischen als auch die emotionalen Symptome der Liebe zum Ausdruck: die Dame errötet und ihre Kräfte schwinden. In der Musik werden diese Schmerzen durch sich windende Melismen dargestellt.

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


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


Track 2 on CDA68195 [5'51]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68195 track 2

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 2
    Release date: May 2018
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