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  • Elizabeth Dowling
    ... Subject: Fwd: Upcoming medieval concert --- can you let SCA folks know? Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:24:44 -0400 References:
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      For those in or near Cleveland, who like Medieval vocal music:

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      Subject: Fwd: Upcoming medieval concert --- can you let SCA folks know?
      Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:24:44 -0400




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      Robin -- my friend who sings early music, is giving concerts next week.
      She passed me this information.

      I will post it to the SCA lists but I don't know if I can attach the
      poster.... so sending you one with a copy of the poster.

      * Amasa-Stone Chapel, CWRU campus, Thursday, 4/22/10, 8 pm. Donation
      welcome.
      * Cleveland Violins, 2917 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, Sunday,
      4/25, 4pm. Donation welcome. A reception will follow.
      * More information: http://squarenote.org/snyder.html



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      Here's the first paragraph from the program notes, to give folks a sense
      of what the concert is about:

      Women are portrayed very rigidly in the traditional (male-authored)
      courtly love literature: a lady is virtuous, demanding, and
      unattainable --- and usually complained about either for withholding
      her affection or for granting it. These women are more like the
      figures in stained-glass windows than real people. However, women
      also contributed to this literature, and their self-portrayals are
      more varied. It is these women that I wanted to show. The powerful
      Comtessa de Dia states plainly her desire to sleep with someone other
      than her husband (``Estat ai en greu cossirier'') and advises women not
      to worry about court gossips (``Ab ioi et ab ioven m'apais''). Clara
      d'Anduza rages about her lack of power: her husband prevents her from
      seeing her beloved. And Na Castelloza is neurotic, stealing a man's
      glove and pretending that he has given her his token (``Ia de chantar
      non degra aver talan''). Women are lusty (``Quant ce vient en mai ke
      rose est panie'') and vain (``Ab greu cossire et ab greu marrimen'').
      They grieve (``Bele Doette,'' ``Ab lo cor trist environat d'esmay'')
      and, possibly, court other women (``Na Maria'').

      - Robin
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