Chanson Medieval: Music of Machaut and Dufay (2015)
Guillaume de Machaut and Guillaume Dufay were two of the most important French composers of the 14th and 15th centuries. Machaut — a priest, poet, and courtier, as well as musician — was the last of the trouvères. But he was also forward-looking, and his motets and chansons became models for later generations. Composing a century later, Dufay stands out for his blending of full, sweet harmonies, flowing melodies, and structures he inherited from Machaut — a synthesis known today as Renaissance style. With an ensemble of fiddles, harp, citole, lute, flutes, other winds, and three voices.
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