February 2003#03-08 (02/24/03)
After the stunning response given the Dalmatian singers from Hvar some weeks back, we are following up with music from the ancient secular tradition from Croatia featuring stunning male part-songs
This month's concert from the 2002 Holland Festival of Early Music presents a Roman/Neopolitan carnival farce published in Venice through the mysterious Accademia degli incogniti by one or more composers simply known as "Il Fasolo" ("the Bean").
Composer: Il Fasolo, Francesco Manelli 1594-1667, Giovanni Battista Fasolo, ca.1600-na 1659,
A new recording by the Binchois Consort highlights music from the 15th century lowlands--the great Antoine Busnois (who died in Bruges), and two rarely-heard composers associated with the Church of Our Lady in Antwerp, Petrus de Domarto and Jean Pullois.
Composer: ANTOINE BUSNOIS (c.1430-1492), JEAN PULLOIS (d.1478), PETRUS de DOMARTO (fl. c.1450),
CD Info: CDA 67319
Palestrina's death on Candlemas (February 2) has always made the month of February a good one to celebrate the great composer; this week, the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir takes us on a musical tour of this Renaissance titan.
Composer: GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI da PALESTRINA (c. 1525--February 2, 1594),
CD Info: DCD-8163.
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