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Program: #10-37, Air Date: 09/06/10

Inspired by David Munrow's "Art of Courtly Love" recording from many years ago., jazz conductor Robert Sadin decided to explore Guillaume de Machaut. This week, we sample the results.

 

I. Art of Love (DG CD 00289 474 1952).

NOTE: Inspired by David Munrow's "Art of Courtly Love" recording from many years ago, jazz conductor Robert Sadin decided to explore Guillaume de Machaut. This week, we sample the results. From the "Art of love" web site: Songs of the 14th century drenched in the sounds of Brazil, Africa, jazz, and great singer-songwriters. An extraordinary array of contemporary artists reinterpret and reinvent the music of the great 14th-century French composer and poet, Guillaume de Machaut. Grammy®-winning arranger and producer Robert Sadin has conceived an album which blurs boundaries and crosses centuries.

1.Song of the DawnMilton Nascimento
Milton Nascimento, Jasmine Thomas, John Ellis, Brad Mehldau, Charles Curtis, Cyro Baptista
Guillaume de Machaut (1300 - 1377)

2.Douce Dame - arranged by Robert Sadin Hassan Hakmoun, Mark Feldman, Charles Curtis, Seamus Blake, John Ellis, Cyro Baptista

3.Natalie's Song - arranged by Robert Sadin Natalie Merchant, Romero Lubambo, Cyro Baptista

4.Python - arranged by Robert Sadin Robert Sadin, Lionel Loueke, John Ellis, Cyro Baptista

5.Amour me fait désirer - arranged by Robert Sadin Madeleine Peyroux, Hassan Hakmoun, Mark Feldman, Charles Curtis, John Ellis, Cyro Baptista, Robert Sadin

6.Tu, meu sonho vivo - arranged by Robert Sadin Milton Nascimento, Charles Curtis, Seamus Blake

7.Comment - arranged by Robert Sadin Matt Shulman, John Ellis, Robert Sadin, Dan Weiss, Cyro Baptista, Lionel Loueke

8.Brad's Interlude - arranged by Robert Sadin Brad Mehldau

9.Dame, si vous m'êtes lointaine - arranged by Robert Sadin Robert Sadin, Matt Shulman, Graham Haynes, Brad Mehldau, Romero Lubambo, Charles Curtis, Cyro Baptista

10.Force of Love - arranged by Robert Sadin Charles Curtis, Brad Mehldau, Cyro Baptista

11.Doux visage - arranged by Robert Sadin Celena Shafer, Mark Feldman, Charles Curtis, Brad Mehldau, Cyro Baptista

12.Hélas - arranged by Robert Sadin Charles Curtis, Romero Lubambo

13.Evocation - arranged by Robert Sadin Milton NascimentoII. Vielle à roue au Pays Cathare ("Hurdy-Gurdy from the Land of the Cathars").

 

II. Valentin Clastrier Ensemble (Auvidis Silex CD Y 225070).

NOTE: This collaboration with the Cathar Country Development Program seeks to marry new works composed in an ancient style with an instrument appropriate to the time.
As Clastrier writes: " My guiding purpose has been to make music inspired by the heresy of the Cathars which would allow every possible shift in time, place, language. By coincidence,
the forerunner of the wheeled vielle appeared at the same time as the Cathar heresy in Occitania, about the year 1000. With its archaic and modern features, its gutsy shriek, its boundless
drone bowed out from a raw wound, is the vielle itself not a heresy?"
--El Castel (after Bernart da Ventadorn)
--Sonnerie glorieuse des armées du Pape
--Fin'amors de Flamenca
--Autochtone

Composer Info

Guillaume de Machaut (1300 - 1377)

CD Info

DG CD 00289 474 1952, Auvidis Silex CD Y 225070