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Je ne suy plus tel que souloye

composer
3vv; rondeau
author of text

 
As though to demonstrate the range of techniques possible within the rondeau form, Je ne suy plus tel que souloye sets the light-hearted poem of a man who has lost his sexual powers but delights at the confusion that would arise if they should return. Earlier commentators thought that this must have been autobiographical, composed when Dufay was an old man; but the manuscript survival puts the song well before 1430.

from notes by David Fallows © 2019

Mais, comme pour montrer l’étendue des techniques possibles au sein de la forme rondeau, Je ne suy plus tel que souloye met en musique le poème humoristique d’un homme qui a perdu sa puissance sexuelle mais se réjouit de la confusion qui surviendrait si elle revenait. Autrefois, des commentateurs pensaient que ce rondeau devait être autobiographique, composé par Dufay dans sa vieillesse; mais ce qui reste du manuscrit situe cette chanson bien avant 1430.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Fallows © 2019
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Als wolle er die diversen Techniken demonstrieren, die innerhalb der Rondeau-Form möglich sind, vertont er mit Je ne suy plus tel que souloye ein unbeschwertes Gedicht eines Mannes, der seine sexuellen Reize verloren hat, jedoch sich mit Vergnügen die Verwirrung ausmalt, die aufkommen würde, wenn sie zurückkämen. Zunächst nahm man an, dass dieses Werk autobiographisch und entstanden sein müsse, als Dufay ein alter Mann war; dank des überlieferten Manuskripts konnte das Lied allerdings deutlich vor 1430 angesiedelt werden.

aus dem Begleittext von David Fallows © 2019
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Dufay: Lament for Constantinople & other songs
Studio Master: CDA68236Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 10 on CDA68236 [2'24]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68236 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-18-23610
Duration
2'24
Recording date
5 October 2017
Recording venue
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Dufay: Lament for Constantinople & other songs (CDA68236)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: May 2019
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