Gilles Binchois Day

September 20, 2010

Though I suppose it will pass without much fanfare in the press, today might well be designated Gilles Binchois Day, being the 550th anniversary of the death of that notable late medieval composer. Read about him here, and listen to some of his delicate chansons here. As a teaser, here is Adieu ma tres belle maistresse. Sadness has rarely sounded so lovely.

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