14) Guillaume de Machaut
, Le Livre de la Fontaine amoureuse, ed.
Turning, in Chapter 4, to the works of Guillaume de Machaut
and Jean Froissart, Blumenfeld-Kosinski examines how these two authors outstrip even Jean de Meun in treating myth as fictive material that can be manipulated as part of their own self-validation as poets.
Chaucer's response to Machaut
is not a matter of mere borrowing or imitation, but a complex engagement with French on the part of English.
But still, tablatures and the like aside, wherever you go, Machaut
through Marenzio, the ideal performance for conventional songs seems to have been again unaccompanied voices, but one on a part and often with, women, girls, or boys on the top line(s).
Yet what is most distinctive about Chaucer as a poet is not his courtliness, which he shared with much courtlier contemporaries like Machaut
and Froissart, nor his "bourgeois sensibility," nor even his Italian travels.
En esta decantada partitura, Lavista recorre y sumariza un periplo que va de Machaut
We will shortly mention as examples of this technique works of Guillaume de Machaut
and the Gawain-poet, but for now it is enough to draw a first example from the work of Chaucer himself.
On consecutive evenings in February 1940, for example, Grainger organized a series of performances which Hughes was able to attend: 'Beata viscera', 'Alleluia psallat', 'O rosa bella' and 'Veni Sancte Spiritus' were presented in a variety of choral and instrumental guises, along with works by Grainger himself, Cyril Scott and Machaut
The Philharmonic's conductor and music director, Esa-Pekka Salonen, will conduct the performance of Soley's arrangement of "Hoquetus David" by Guillaume de Machaut
, 14th century composer and poet.
Nice discriminations also occur in 'Sources', where a full inventory and description of sources (complete with some handy reference tables) is accompanied by timely reminders of large differences in function and focus of the imported material, especially with respect to Boethius (as, for instance, in Criseyde's exclamation - made in misunderstanding of the true facts - against brotel wele, where 'the spare problematics of the Boethian prose have been quickened into the felt ironies of an almost desperate outburst'); and by distinctions between sources proper and less tabulatable influences, such as what is well termed the 'congruence' between Chaucer's poem and the Dits of Machaut
Deschamps was educated in Reims by the poet Guillaume de Machaut
, who had a lasting influence on him.
Historically canonical composers (including Machaut
, Josquin, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Corelli and many more from the common-practice period) are included if their oeuvre can be described as contributing something new to the development of form in music.