Remede De Fortune

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1 Biaute Paree De Valour 02:14 $1.49 Buy
2 Lai: Qui N'Aroit Autre Deport 11:35 44.1/16 Album only
3 Liement Me Deport 02:22 $1.49 Buy
4 Complainte: Tels Rit 10:33 44.1/16 Album only
5 Chant Royal: Joie, Plaisance 04:58 $1.49 Buy
6 Baladelle: En Amer A Douce Vie 04:19 $1.49 Buy
7 Toute Flour 02:51 $1.49 Buy
8 Ballade: Dame, De Qui Toute 05:31 $1.49 Buy
9 Dande Ballade (Arr. Kammen-Mealy) 03:26 $1.49 Buy
10 Chanson Ballad E: Dame A Vous 03:18 $1.49 Buy
11 Rondelet: Dame Mon Cuer En Vous Remaint 04:42 $1.49 Buy
12 Rondeau: Rose Liz 05:13 $1.49 Buy

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The most influential 'dit amoureux' or courtly love poem in Medieval Europe, the "Remede de Fortune" of Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) secured its creator's position as the premiere poet musician of 14th century France. Written around 1340 for the extravagant court of Jean of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, the 4300 lines of the "Remedy of Fortune" codify with extreme refinement the complaints of chivalric love expressed in the previous century's famous "Roman de la Rose". A little less than a fourth of the Remede text is presented with notated music, but it is exceptional as the only long work of its kind integrating both said and sung poetry. The earliest extant copy of this work is also exceptional as one of the most extraordinary illuminated manuscripts of the period, featuring remarkably naturalistic scenes of courtly life. It was probably commissioned in 1350 by the future King Jean le Bon as a memorial to his wife Bonne, the daughter of Machaut's patron. Bonne, who had succumbed to the plague in 1349, has often been identified as the Lady of the Remede, and its inspiration.

"An eloquent, haunting recording. Passion and refinement combine here in convincing balance. Mauchaut's advice not to trust Fortune still rings painfully true." - The Boston Phoenix