The French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut is indisputably one of the most prominent figures of the 14th-century music. In his numerous poetical and musical works we can recognize an ultimately cultured, educated artist, endowed with refined sense
of noble beauty. In his personality, which is a fascinating combination of the culturally and politically influential ecclesiastical elite and a vanishing world of medieval chivalry, embodying the conquest trips across Europe, heroic deeds, but also the
warm tones of the love songs intended for noble and beautiful ladies.