Tristan and Isolde

Tristan et Iseult
Une légende du Moyen-Age en musique et en poésie
Boston Camerata - Joel Cohen
Erato ECD 75528 [CD]
Erato MCE 75528 [Cass.]
Erato 2292-45348-2 [CD]
Erato 4509 98482-2 [CD]

Contents:

  1. Anon: Prologue
  2. Tristan (attr.): Le lai du chevrefeuille
  3. Anon: Lai mortel
  4. Jean Bodel (d.1210): Les un pin verdoyant
  5. Anon: Gottes namen varen wir
  6. Anon: La u jou fui dedans la mer
  7. Contessa de Dia (fl.c.1200): Estat ai en grei cossirer
  8. Gottfried: Dô wir zwô vuoren
  9. Anon (Carmina Burana): Bache bene venies
  10. Guiraut de Borneilh (d.c.1215): Reis Glorios
  11. Anon: Interlude
  12. Conon de Béthune (c.1150-1220): Se rage et derverie
  13. Guiraut Riquier (c.1230-c.1300): Jesu Crist
  14. Anon: Pange melos lacrimosum
    Anon: D'une fausse ypocrisie / Lux magna
    Anon: Alleluia, salva nos, Christe salvator
    Anon: Alle, psallite cum luya
  15. Anon: Gaite de la Tor
  16. Conon de Béthune: Se rage et derverie
  17. Anon: Lonc tans a que
  18. Thomas de Bretagne: Ysolt, bele amie
  19. Anon: A vous, Tristran, amis verai
  20. Marie de France: Le lai du Chèvrefeuille
  21. Thomas de Bretagne: Senz aïe m'estut murir
  22. Anon: Ja fis canchonnetes et lais
  23. Anon: Li solaus luist
  24. Thomas de Bretagne: Epilogue

Performers: Henri Ledroit (countertenor), Anne Azéma (soprano), Ellen Hargis (soprano), Richard Morrison (baritone), William Hite (tenor), Joel Cohen (lute, percussion), Cheryl Ann Fulton (harp), David Douglass (rebec, vielle), Carol Lewis (rebec, vielle), Jesse Lepkoff (flute, recorder), Steven Lundahl (slide trumpet, recorder), Dan Stillman (shawm), Andrea von Ramm (narrator)

Playing time: 69'

Recording date: September 1987

Excerpts:
[2], [9], [19]-[21] Erato 4509-91777-2 Music and Memory - Musiques et Mémoires

Reviewed in:
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 34/4-500 (March / April 2011)

Medieval songs related to the Tristan legend in Old French, Middle High German, and Provençal, connected with readings from Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan and that of Thomas de Bretagne.

Another medieval program by the present ensemble containing similar musical material:

A Medieval Christmas
Boston Camerata - Joel Cohen
Nonesuch 71315

Other medieval programs on this theme:

Tristan et Yseut
Alla Francesca - Brigitte Lesne & Pierre Hamon
Zig-Zag Territoires 051002
Chevrefoil
Medieval Tale of Tristan and Isolde in poetry and music
Istanpitta
Riverrun 58
Musique du roman de Tristan et Yseut
Ensemble Perceval - Guy Robert
Arion 38792 (LP)

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Todd M. McComb