L'Art du luth au Moyen Âge

L'Art du luth au Moyen Âge
Guy Robert & Perceval
Arion ARN 36 554 [LP]
Arion ARN 436 554 [Cass.]
Musical Heritage Society MHS 4391 [LP]
Arion ARN 60 264 [CD]


    Anon., Italy, 14th c.:
  1. Lamento di Tristano / Rota

  2. Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  3. Cantiga 139: Maravillosos e piadosos

  4. Pierre des Molins:
  5. De ce fol penser

  6. Anon., 14th c., Codex Faenza:
  7. Bel fiore danca

  8. Guillaume de Machaut:
  9. Douce dame jolie

  10. Anon., 14th c.:
  11. Estampie: Chanconetta tedescha

  12. Anon., England, early 14th c.:
  13. Estampie anglaise

  14. Anon., Italy, 14th c.:
  15. La manfredina et la rotta

  16. Anon., Italy, 14th c.:
  17. Ne m'oubliez mie (tenor Domino)
  18. Pensif, chef enclin (tenor Flos Filius)

  19. Anon., 14th c., Chansonnier du Roi:
  20. La quinte estampie reale

Playing time: 50' 44"

Guy Robert (arab lute, saracen guitar) and Ensemble Perceval [Solange Boulanger (saracen guitar, percussion), Alain Serve (arab lute, saracen guitar, percussion), Katia Caré (recorders, portative organ), Catherine Schroeder (rebec, bowed viol), Jean-Paul Racodon (chalumeaux, traverse flute, percussions)].

Recording site and date:
rel.: Unknown [1979]; rel. 1980 (LP)

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 271-77 (april 1982 (as ARN 36 554))
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

Comments: Informations from owned LP and Cbr> Arion is re-editing about two dozen LPs released in late 70's early 80's having "The art of ..." as a title. The sound is interesting but I find nothing really special about this CD.

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Pierre-F. Roberge