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Christine de Pizan

Music celebrating the life and work of the western world's first professional woman writer. Born in Venice in 1364, Christine de Pizan rose to advise kings and queens of France.

Music celebrating the life and work of the western world's first professional woman writer. Born in Venice in 1364, Christine de Pizan rose to advise kings and queens of France. She called out misogyny, championed women, and wrote the first French poem celebrating Joan of Arc. Soprano Margaret Hunter and the German ensemble Capella de la Torre perform fifteenth-century music associated with Christine, including Gilles Binchois's setting of her moving lament on the death of her husband, Deuil angoisseus (Anguished grief).

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Music Played

  • Antoine Busnois

    Fortuna desperata vers. 3 voices [attrib.]

    Singer: Margaret Hunter. Ensemble: Capella de la Torre. Conductor: Katharina Bäuml.
  • Gilles Binchois

    Rerum conditor respice (Dueil angoisseus rage demeseuree)

    Singer: Margaret Hunter. Ensemble: Capella de la Torre. Conductor: Katharina Bäuml.
  • Anonymous

    Tuba Gallicalis A 3 [15th-Century]

    Singer: Margaret Hunter. Ensemble: Capella de la Torre. Conductor: Katharina Bäuml.
  • Gilles Binchois

    Adieu, Adieu - Chanson

    Singer: Margaret Hunter. Ensemble: Capella de la Torre. Conductor: Katharina Bäuml.
  • Margaret Hunter, Capella de la Torre & Katharina Baum

    Molendinum

  • Gilles Binchois

    Filles A Marier/Se Tu T'En Marais - Chanson For 4 Voices

    Singer: Margaret Hunter. Ensemble: Capella de la Torre. Conductor: Katharina Bäuml.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Se la face ay pale

    Singer: Margaret Hunter. Ensemble: Capella de la Torre. Conductor: Katharina Bäuml.
  • Margaret Hunter, Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bäuml

    Zappay Lo Campo

  • Gilles Binchois

    Virgo, Rosa Venustatis - Hymn For 3 Voices

    Singer: Margaret Hunter. Ensemble: Capella de la Torre. Conductor: Katharina Bäuml.
  • Anon.

    La fille Guillemin / La vida de Culin

    Singer: Margaret Hunter. Ensemble: Capella de la Torre. Conductor: Katharina Bäuml.

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