Landini & Machaut: Master of the Notes (2006)

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Folger Theatre presented Landini & Machaut: Master of the Notes from March 31 to April 2, 2006 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre. Francesco Landini (c.1325-1397) and Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377) stand at the pinnacle of the new art of the 14th century in their respective lands. Landini, the blind singer and organist of Florence, left a legacy of sweet and flowing ballatas and madrigals. Machaut, the last of the trouveres and the first of the great composers of part songs in France, was a great poet as well as musician. The Consort shared exquisite songs by both 14th-century masters as well as exciting virtuoso instrumental music of the time. Performances were held from March 31 to April 2, 2006.

Trefoil, vocalists, and instrumentalists Drew Mintner, Mark Rimple, and Marcia Young.


Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robert Eisenstein
  • Christopher Kendall

Guest artists: Trefoil

  • Drew Minter: countertenor, harp
  • Mark Rimple: countertenor, lute, psaltery
  • Marcia Young: soprano, harp