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This simple monophonic virelai is a relatively early work, dating from before 1349, and shows that Machaut, though famous for his subtle and complex polyphony, was also capable of writing a good tune!

from notes by Paul Hillier © 1990

Ce simple virelai monophonique est une création relativement ancienne, datant d’avant 1349, et montre que Machaut, bien que célèbre pour sa polyphonie subtile et complexe, était aussi capable d’écrire un air de qualité!

extrait des notes rédigées par Paul Hillier © 1990
Français: Marianne Fernée

Dieses einfache monophone virelai ist ein verhältnismässig frühes Werk, das vor 1349 geschrieben wurde, und es zeigt, dass Machaut, der hauptsächlich für seine verfeinerte und komplexe Polyphonie bekannt ist, auch eine gute Melodie schreiben konnte.

aus dem Begleittext von Paul Hillier © 1990
Deutsch: Hans Jürgen Wienkamp


Sacred and Secular Music from six centuries


Track 3 on CDH55148 [1'36]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55148 track 3

Recording date
31 March 1987
Recording venue
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Robert van Bahr
Recording engineer
Robert van Bahr
Hyperion usage
  1. Sacred and Secular Music from six centuries (CDA66370)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: November 1990
    Deletion date: January 2004
    Superseded by CDH55148
  2. Sacred and Secular Music from six centuries (CDH55148)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: January 2004
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