Machaut: Loving Torment

L'amoureus tourment
Machaut et l'ancienne forge
Marc Mauillon / Vivabiancaluna Biffi / Pierre Hamon
Eloquentia 0607


  1. Machaut: Loyauté que point ne delay
  2. Anon., 15th c.: De cuer je soupire
  3. Anon., Trouvère: Lai de la Pastourelle
  4. Lescurel: Comment que, pour l'éloignance
  5. Machaut: Ay mi!

Performers: Marc Mauillon (voice, bells), Vivabiancaluna Biffi (vielle), Pierre Hamon (transverse flute, 3-hole flute, double flute, cornemuse, drum, tambourine, direction)

Playing time: 55'

Recording date: November 2005 (Paris); released: 2006

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 541-94 (november 2006)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 34/1-326 (September/October 2010)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 84/1014-86 (january 2007)

Loyauté que point ne delay is numbered as Machaut's first lay, and is the only one to repeat the same music for each stanza. Here, the complete lyrics are recorded for the first time, occupying most of the program. Track #2 is the last surviving lay of the medieval period.

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Todd M. McComb