Douce Dame

Douce Dame - Music of Courtly Love from Medieval France and Italy
The Waverly Consort - Michael Jaffee, dir.
Vanguard VSD 71179 [LP]
Omega Vanguard Classics OVC 8201 [CD]


    Guillaume de Machaut:
  1. Douce dame jolie

  2. Jacopo da Bologna
  3. Oseletto salvazo

  4. Guillaume de Machaut:
  5. Comment qu'à moy
  6. Foys porter
  7. Je sui aussi

  8. Anon.:
  9. Lamento di Tristan (instr.)
  10. Rotta (instr.)

  11. Francesco Landini:
  12. Ecco la primavera

  13. Jean Vaillant:
  14. Par maintes foys

  15. Lorenzo da Firenze:
  16. Apposte messe

  17. Anon.:
  18. Or sus, vous dormez trop (instr.)

  19. Guillaume de Machaut:
  20. Rose, liz, printemps

  21. Anon.:
  22. Istampitta Isabella (instr.)

Playing time: 44' 55"

The Waverly Consort [Joan Summers (soprano), Jan deGaetani (mezzo-soprano), Constantine Cassolas (tenor), Alan Barker (baritone), Lycy Bardo (vielle), Kay Jaffee (recorder, harp, organetto), Sally Logemann (shawm, recorder), Judith Davidoff (kamanja, vielle), Michael Jaffee (lute, psaltery), George Mgrdichian (oud)] - Michael Jaffee, dir.

Recording site and date:
Vanguard's 23rd Street Studio, New-York, NY, USA [06/1973]

Other releases (identical, first and re-releases): This is the original LP and the CD re-edition

Other releases (compilation): none

Other releases (excerpts): none

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 53/627-356
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

Information from owned LP and CD. Re-edition on CD is rather questionnable; although the sound is nice to hear, there are many interpretations that now seems a bit outdated or according to the taste of the early 70's. On some occasions, you even think that Ravi Shankar is playing a raga with the Consort.

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Pierre-F. Roberge