A Woman to Know: Beatriz de Dia
|Julia Carpenter||Mar 25, 2016|
I am greatly pleased that I conquered you in love.— Beatriz
(image via Wikimedia Commons)
Beatriz de Dia was a medieval French troubadour (I know, a woman troubadouring?!) (In the Middle Ages?!) (Can you believe it!??!) (Think of the outfits!!!)
When Amanda Cormier suggested Beatriz for this newsletter, she used the phrase "12th century Adele." Just listen to "A chantar a'mer de so qu'eu no volria." A sample lyric proves Beatriz felt it:
I am deceived and betrayed
As much as if I were ugly
I take comfort because I never did anything wrong
and yet you are so friendly toward everyone else.
Amanda is on to something.
Add to your library list:
Songs of the Women Troubadours (Matilda Bruckner, Laurie Shepard and Sarah White)
Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours (Ezra Pound)
History Hunt: Beatriz de dia (Katherine Murley)
Composer Biography: Beatriz de dia (Melanie Spiller)
A Chantar M'er (Stanford University)
Beatriz de Dia (Women of History)
Comtessa Beatriz de Dia (BBC)
"Ab joi et ab joven m'apais" (original Beatriz composition)
"Estat ai en greu cossirier" (original Beatriz composition)
Sweet is the song: Music of the troubadours (performed by Catherine Bott)
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