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The Pain of Love: A Thousand Years of Song and Dance


Ensemble Flame presents a musical journey from the earliest notated melodies of medieval troubadours and trobairitz to the virtuosic instrumental music of the baroque era. The pain of love is a recurring theme of poets and musicians from the past thousand years. Some of the first printed books of instrumental music from the Renaissance include arrangements of vocal love songs. Extracts of philosophy and odes to nature appease the passions of the soul, aided by Ensemble Flame’s ancient instruments: the voice, lute, triple harp and viola da gamba.


Music by Comtessa Dia, Guillaume de Machaut, Diego Ortiz, Marin Marais, and more.

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