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Giunta vaga biltà

ballata; Squarcialupi Codex; early fifteenth century
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The mix of transparency and subtlety in Landini’s Giunta vaga biltá draws you in right from the start. This too is a courtly love lyric, but more positive, more confident—true Italianate appreciation of a beautiful woman. The only sadness behind it lies in the knowledge that Francesco Landini was himself blind.

from notes by Catherine Bott © 2006

D’emblée, Guinta vaga biltá de Landini vous séduit par son mélange de transparence et de subtilité. C’est aussi une chanson d’amour courtois, mais plus positive, plus confiante—un véritable jaugeage italianisant d’une belle femme. La seule tristesse vient de ce que nous savons que Francesco Landini était aveugle.

extrait des notes rédigées par Catherine Bott © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Die Mischung von Klarheit und Feinsinnigkeit in Landinis Giunta vaga biltá fasziniert von Anfang an. Auch dies ist ein Text der Minne, doch ist er positiver, selbstbewusster—wahrhaft italienische Bewunderung einer schönen Frau. Das einzig Traurige daran ist das Wissen darum, dass Francesco Landini selbst blind war.

aus dem Begleittext von Catherine Bott © 2006
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


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Track 7 on CDA67549 [2'35]
Track 11 on CDH55289 [3'21]

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