Chanson Medieval

Music of Machaut and Dufay

October 09 – 11, 2015
Folger Theatre
TICKETS:
$25-$40

Overview

Concert Sponsors: Gail Orgelfinger and Charles C. Hanna
 
This concert celebrates Guillaume de Machaut and Guillaume Dufay, 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
 
Join Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein for a lively Early Music Seminar detailing the composers and the world surrounding this concert. Wine reception included. Purchase tickets here.
 

Who's Who

Vielle, viol, recorder, lute
Instruments
Lute, harp, citole
Countertenor
Instruments
Baritone