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Douce dame, tant com vivray

2vv; Rondeau 20
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Outwardly a heartfelt declaration of love and commitment, the rondeau Douce dame, tant com vivray (Rondeau 20) also hints at the immanent pain of love ‘Car mis en vos laz mon vivre ay’ (‘For I’ve bound my life over to you’).

from notes by Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel © 2018

Le rondeau Douce dame, tant com vivray (Rondeau 20), en apparence une déclaration sincère d’amour et d’engagement, fait aussi allusion au mal d’amour immanent «Car mis en vos laz mon vivre ay» («Car j’ai uni ma vie à vous»).

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

Nach außen hin eine tiefempfundene, hingebungsvolle Liebeserklärung, spielt das Rondeau Douce dame, tant com vivray (Rondeau 20) auch auf den der Liebe immanenten Schmerz an: „Car mis en vos laz mon vivre ay“ („Denn ich habe mein Leben an Euch gebunden“).

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


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


Track 5 on CDA68195 [3'12]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68195 track 5

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
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  1. Machaut: Fortune's Child (CDA68195)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: May 2018
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