Reissued in Opus 111 2004.
Performer: Emmanuel Bonnardot (voice, fiddle, rebec, cittern, vihuela d'arco)
Playing time: 55'
Recording date: June 1996 (Bretagne)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 21/3- (January/February 1998)
This recording emphasizes Machaut's monophonic writing, including just two polyphonic tracks. The others are accompanied by drone, which serves to underscore certain melodic figures. The performance practice dates back to Binkley and beyond, but there is little to confirm it one way or another in 14th century sources.
This is a highly polished rendition. Note track transposition between CD & liner notes at 7 & 8.
A recording by the present performer and others, which connects Machaut's music with that of the previous generation:
A program devoted explicitly to the lais of the previous generation:
And a program which presents both Machaut's longest lai, and other complementary pieces in the genre:
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