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Composer: Machaut, Guillaume de (1300-1377)

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Year of birth1300
Year of death1377
NationalityUnknown
PeriodEarly
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Reviving the art of the string duo

Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja's endless curiosity was on display at a recital of duos with cellist Jay Campbell at the Park Avenue Armory. 
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Ancient and modern juxtaposed at Milton Court

Harrison Birtwistle © Cecil Birtwistle
An intriguing programme marked by diversity and novelty from two world-beating ensembles. 
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In Cleveland, a Fearless Journey Across Centuries

© Henrik Olund
Even playing in total darkness, the JACK Quartet offers illuminating insights.
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Medieval greats - Guillaume du Machaut and Guillaume Dufay

Orlando Consort © Eric Richmond
The Orlando Consort demonstrate with intelligence, wit and style, why they think Guillaume du Machaut and Guillaume Dufay rank among the greatest composers in western music.
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Feasting on medieval music with the Orlando Consort at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2013

Amidst all the hustle and bustle, the humming and buzzing of post-work Friday-night drinkers lining the sun-kissed streets of Spitalfields, who’d have thought that in the church at the very heart of that lively London area would be a man, standing alone, singing music written 800 years ago? Music from another human-inhabited world, so alien to our modern-day, Commercial Street lives, and yet sti
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