The Early Music Show playlist for 03/16/2012

DJs: 
Xinyu Guan
Artist Title Album Label Link
Guillaume de Machaut Biaute paree de valour; Lai: Qui n'aroit autre deport; Liement me deport; Complainte: Tels rit; Chant royal: Joie, plaisance; Baladelle: En amer a douce vie; Toute flour; Ballade: Dame, de qui toute; Danse balladée; Chanson balladée: Dame a vous Remede de Fortune. Ensemble Project Ars Nova. New Albion (CD, NA068)
Guillaume de Machaut Rondelet: Dame mon cuer en vous remaint; Rondeau: Rose Liz Remede de Fortune. Ensemble Project Ars Nova. New Albion (CD, NA068)
Adam de la Halle, Conon de Béthune, Guillaume de Machaut, Anonymous Main se leva/La jus desous l'olive/C'est la gieus; Fontis in Rivulum; Volez-vous que je vous chant; Lis dous regars; Chanson legière; Tant con je vivrai; Doucement mi reconforte; Lai de la Pastourelle; Je muir; Bele Doette; Or est baiars en la pasture Pastourelle: The Art of the Machant and the Trouvères - Fortune's Wheel Dorian Recordings DOR-93245, CD
Adam de la Halle, Conon de Béthune, Guillaume de Machaut, Anonymous Souvent sospire; Douce dame jolie Pastourelle: The Art of the Machant and the Trouvères - Fortune's Wheel Dorian Recordings DOR-93245, CD
Orlando di Lasso Un jour l'amant; Gallans qui par terre; Ardant amour à 4; Bon jour mon coeur; La nuict froide et sombre; Que dis-tu Chansons and Madrigals - The Toronto Consort Dorian Discovery DIS-80149

We explore the music of the trouvères, the Northern French (Langue d'Oïl) counterpart to the Southern (Langue d'Oc) troubadours. We start with selections from the Remède de Fortune (circa 1340s), composed by the celebrated poet-composer Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377), member of the Ars Nova school, around the time of the Black Death. Then we explore some pastourelles, a sub-genre of trouvère works dealing with stories of courtly love between rural women (often shepherdesses) and knights. Finally we jumped into some later Renaissance-era chansons and madrigals by the Walloon composer Orlande de Lassus (also known as Orlando di Lasso) (c. 1532-1594), set to poems by Renaissance giants Pierre de Rosard and Joachim du Bellay, who were also members of the literary group La Pléiade.