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Le voir dit: Machaut et Peronne

Catherine Bott explores one of Guillaume de Machaut's extraordinary works, Le voir dit, which details a love between the composer and an admirer.

Guillaume de Machaut was one of the greatest composers and poets of the Middle Ages and Le Voir Dit is one of his most extraordinary works. Containing 9,094 lines of verse and 8 musical settings, it tells the tale of a blossoming love between the elderly Machaut and a young admirer: Péronne d' Armentières. Catherine Bott explores Machaut's "The True Story".

1 hour

Last on

Sat 10 Dec 2011 13:00

Music Played

  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Virelay "Quant Je Sui Mis Au retour"

    Performers: Ensemble Guillaume de Machaut de Paris

    • ADES.
    • 132942.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Plourez Dames

    Performers: Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.553833.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Nes Qu'on Porrait

    Performers: Orlando Consort

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU 907314.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Sans cuer dolens

    Performers: Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.553833.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Le lay de bonne Esperance (monophonic)

    Performers: Ensemble Guillaume de Machaut de Paris

    • ADES.
    • 132942.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Puis qu'en oubli

    Performers: Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.553833.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Quant Thesus/Ne quier veoir

    Performers: James Bowman (countertenor), Charles Brett (countertenor), Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow (director)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • VER 5612842.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Dis et Sept cinq

    Performers: Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.553833.

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