Dreams in the Pleasure Garden - Machaut

"[a] beautifully prepared sequence...strange and wonderful music"
—The Guardian

"El excelente grupo inglés Orlando Consort not trasnmite toda la belleza de la música y de la poesia y, como reza el títolo de portada, nos lleva de la mano a soñar en el jardín de las delicias."
—El Culturel

"The singing is superb, as we have heard in earlier releases by this group….No other collection of Machaut’s songs is half as good."

"..the sheer skill of the Orlando Consort leaves one speechless: everything is immaculately tuned, balanced and phrased: the music is flawlessly edited (by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson), itself still no easy task; absolutely nothing seems to impede the flow of the music."


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What am I listening to?

You are listening to Je suis aussi com cils qui est ravis, a ballade by Guillaume de Machaut for three voices. As Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel puts it in her excellent liner notes for The Single Rose, our most recent recording for Hyperion Records, it is “the song of one depleted by the ravages of love.” “My head is filled with no thoughts …. Save for those of my lady love,” laments the poet-composer. You can hear more on the Hyperion website, read the engaging liner notes, and order or download tracks or the entire album in a number of formats.