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SalonEra: Medieval Visionaries

  • Monday, March 29 at 7:30pm ET

On March 29th, SalonEra illuminates the lives and works of two Medieval visionaries: Christine de Pizan and Guillaume de Machaut. The greatest poet-musician of the 14th century, Machaut was a trailblazer across multiple forms and genres. Pizan challenged misogyny in her writing, envisioning a feminist utopia in her famous book The City of Ladies, and championing equal rights for women. Multi-instrumentalist Scott Metcalfe, director of acclaimed vocal ensemble Blue Heron joins Medieval organetto virtuoso Catalina Vicens for music by Machaut, Binchois, Dufay, and others. 

 

Program includes 

Gilles de Binchois (c. 1400 – 1460)
“Dueil Angoisseus” footage courtesy of Ball Square Films

Guillaume Dufay (1397 – 1474)
“l’Alta Bellezza” footage courtesy of Servir Antico
“Du pist mein hort”

Guilliaume de Machaut (1300 – 1377)
“Biauté qui toutes autres pere” footage courtesy of Blue Heron
Excerpts from Lai de la fonteinne
Excerpts From Le Remede de Fortune

Catalina Vicens play the Medieval organetto

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