Landini & Machaut: Master of the Notes (2006)
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.
- Robert Eisenstein
- Christopher Kendall
Guest artists: Trefoil
- Drew Minter: countertenor, harp
- Mark Rimple: countertenor, lute, psaltery
- Marcia Young: soprano, harp