Machaut: Sovereign Beauty

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Machaut: Sovereign Beauty


Gramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - July 2017



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Release date:

30th June 2017




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Machaut: Sovereign Beauty


Tres bonne et belle

Foy porter, V22

Dame, ne regardes pas, B9

J'ay tant / Lasse! Je sui / Ego moriar pro te

Se quanque amours, B21

Dame, a qui m'otri de cuer, V12

De desconfort, B8

Quant j'ay l'espart

Comment qu'a moy

De Bon Espoir / Puis que la douce / Speravi

Un Lay de consolation



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The latest instalment in a series which continues to garner the highest critical plaudits. The Orlando Consort bring their customary virtues of ‘supreme text-sensitivity and beauty of tone’ (Early Music Today) to another recital showcasing the breadth of Machaut’s musical and poetic inventiveness.

Machaut: Tres Bonne & Belle

Machaut: Foy Porter

Machaut: Dame, Ne Regardés Pas

Machaut: J'Ay Tant / Lasse! Je Sui / Ego Moriar Pro Te

Machaut: Se Quanque Amours

Machaut: Dame, A Qui

Machaut: De Desconfort

Machaut: Quant J'Ay L'Espart

Machaut: Comment Qu'A Moy Lonteinne

Machaut: De Bon Espoir / Puis Que La Douce / Speravi

Machaut: Un Lay De Consolation, 'Pour Ce Que Plus Proprement'

Gramophone Magazine

July 2017

“Machaut at his most engaging and varied...this really is one bullseye after another...Rarely since the Gothic Voices has the vocalisation of the lower lines appeared so self-evidently the right approach...if I hear a finer recording of 14th-century music this year I’ll be very surprised.”

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