“Dante and the Troubadours” is a collection of the songs written by six troubadours (poet-singers known for their lyric poetry about chivalry and courtly love) of the Languedoc (currently southwestern France) in the Middle Age (the 12th and 13th centuries). They had a profound influence on Dante Alighieri, the Italian poet of the Middle Age and the author of “Divine Comedy”, and Dante mentioned them in his works.
The songs were studied and performed by early music ensemble Sequentia in association with Prof. Wulf Arlt (the University of Basel) and others. Recorded in 1993. Released in 1995 by Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
It contains Arnaut Daniel’s two songs, “Lo Ferm Voler Qu’el Cor M’intra” and “Chanson Do’ill Mont Son Plan E Prim”, five songs by other five troubadours, and an instrumental piece. The lyrics are written in Occitan (one of the Romance languages). Female or male solo vocals accompanied by harp or fiddles.
Comforting music with simple melodies and the eastern/Arabic flavor.
Arnaut Daniel is a famous troubadour, and he appeared in “Purgatorio” XXVI (No. 26) of “Divine Comedy” by Dante.