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Medieval Ballads – sold out!

concert number 12


  • La Morra
    • Corina Marti clavisimbalum, recorders, artistic director
    • Michał Gondko lute, artistic director
    • Doron Schleifer voice
    • Anna Danilevskaia fiddle


P. des Molins De ce que fol pense
anonymous or Guillaume de Machaut Honté, paour
Guillaume de Machaut Dame, ne regardes pas
Antonello da Caserta Beauté parfaite (lyr. Guillaume de Machaut)
anonymous En vergier (ms. Kras 52)
Jaquemart le Cuvelier Se Galaas
anonymous En discort (Codex Faenza)
anonymous A Florence, la joyeuse cité
Arnold de Lantins Puis que je sui cyprianés
John Bedyngham or Walter Frye So ys emprentid
Guillaume de Machaut Quant je sui mis au retour

Concert description

Formed at the turn of the 20th century, the La Morra ensemble comes from the hotbed of early music performance, the Schola Cantorum Basilensis, which its founders Michał Gondko, who plays plucked string instruments, and Corina Marti, a harpsichordist and flutist, graduated from. The ensemble specializes in performing medieval and Renaissance repertoire ranging from the well-known pieces to those not performed for centuries.

Their program for the Festival will encompass both groups of works. On the one hand, it will include ballads, Dame, ne regardes pas and Honté, paour, as well as virelai Quant je sui mis au retour by perhaps the most famous medieval composer known by name, Guillaume de Machaut (the authorship of Honté, paour is uncertain). On the other, we will also hear the lesser-known pieces – not only the anonymous ones, such as the ballad En discort from the Faenza Codex or En vergier from the most important Polish manuscript with polyphonic music – Kras. 52 (from the Krasiński Library, where it used to be kept), but also those attributable to authors known by name, even if their names don’t mean much to us today: P[ierre?]. des Molins, Antonello da Caserta, Jaquemart Le Cuvelier, Arnold de Lantins, John Bedyngham or Walter Frye.

– Dominika Micał, “Ruch Muzyczny”