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Rondeau (i)locked

  • Nigel Wilkins

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One of the three formes fixes (the others are the ballade and the virelai) that dominated French song and poetry in the 14th and 15th centuries. Unlike the ballade and the virelai, the rondeau had taken on its definitive structure by the early 13th century, when it was already a dance-song form of importance. At that stage it was known as ...

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Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Chantilly, Musée Condé