Christine de Pizan - Chansons et Ballades | Berlin Classics 0300699BC

Christine de Pizan - Chansons et Ballades


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Label: Berlin Classics

Cat No: 0300699BC

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 4th December 2015







The VocaMe vocal ensemble has committed itself to presenting exceptional female figures in early music, and the four ladies have already attracted much attention with the songs of Hildegard and Kassia.

The secret of their success lies in their special approach to interpretation: against a background of thorough understanding of historical performance practice, the four singers and their musical director and instrumentalist Michael Popp feel their way into the ancient sources, which usually leave much room for conjecture. The ensemble accordingly takes great liberties with its musical concepts, in order to bring the sound of past centuries to life.

Christine de Pizan was a poet, not a musician. VocaMe has now given a voice to other texts of hers by creating contrafacta with contemporary music. Such 'parody' was a customary practice at the time. VocaMe has pursued this idea and used late medieval melodies and sounds to transform Christine's poetry into fascinating music.

Track Listing:
1. Jeux ŕ vendre
2. Ma dame secours / Amoureux oeil / Je vois jouer / Dieux est s’ainsi me dure
3. Mon bel ami, je voy trop bien
4. Ŕ Dieu, mon ami
5. Mon chevalier, mon gracieux servant
6. Dueil engoisseus
7. Amours, escoute ma complainte
8. Ovide dit
9. Dieux! on se plaint
10. Mon ami, ne plourez plus
11. Ditie de Jehanne d’Arc
12. L’amant et la dame
13. Seulette suy

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