Early Music Weekend – Machaut Mass & Songs for a Parisian Spring

I found myself in Ithaca, N.Y., for a meeting at Cornell Saturday afternoon, so checked out the bulletin board in the Music Department building to discover that a student group was presenting a performance last night of Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, the earliest complete mass setting to survive (from the 14th century) and one of my favorite pieces of “early music.”  I hastened to attend, of course.  Graduate student Lorraine Fitzmaurice put … <Read More>