November 2003

#03-47  🔊 (11/24/03)

Flory Jagoda & Friends: Living Tradition of the Sephardim

Flory Jagoda again teams with Howard Bass in a program celebrating her family's journey out of Spain into the safety of Turkey, her grandparents' journey to Ottoman Bosnia, and eventually her arrival in America.


CD Info: DIS-80105, DIS-80130, DOR-93171.

#03-46  🔊 (11/17/03)

Poetry of Guarini

One of the themes from the 2003 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht was the work of Lowlands composer Phillipe de Monte—this concert by the great Concerto Italiano directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini traces the use of Guarini's poetry from de Monte to Monteverdi.

Composer: Battista Guarini (1538-1612), Philippe de Monte (1521-1603), Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

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#03-45  🔊 (11/10/03)

The Swiss Lute School: The Humanist Households

The Humanist Households and Universities. Without a base of aristocratic patrons, Swiss musicians were especially attracted to the egalitarian nature of the lute. This recent recording centers on the reformist movement around the University of Basle.

Composer: HANS NEWSIDLER (c. 1508-1563), BENEDICT de DRUSINA (1520-after 1573), FRANCESCO da MILANO (1497-1543), HULDRYCH ZWINGLI (1484-1531), HAYNE van GHIZEGHEM (c.1445-c.1497), JOSQUIN DESPREZ (c. 1450-1521), HANS KOTTER (c. 1485-1541), PIERRE MOULU (c.1480-c.1536), .CLAUDIN de SERMISY (c.1490-1562),

CD Info: MGB CD 6198.

#03-44  🔊 (11/03/03)

A Meeting in Toledo

In the early summer of 1502, Duke Philip the Fair of Burgundy was escorted into Toledo by his father-in-law King Ferdinand, where they were greeted by Queen Isabella. The greatest lowland of composers of the day traveled along and composed for the occasion, and the latest recording by the Orlando Consort celebrates this meeting.

Composer: ALEXANDER AGRICOLA (c. 1446–1506), ALONSO de MONDÈJAR (fl. 1502/06), ANONYMOUS, ANTOINE BRUMEL (c. 1460-c. 1515), ANTOINE DIVITIS (c. 1470–c.1515/34), FRANCISCO de la TORRE (fl. 1483–1504), FRANCISCO de PEÑALOSA (c. 1470–1528), JUAN de ANCHIETA (1462–1523), PEDRO de LAGARTO (fl. 1490–1507), PIERRE de la RUE (c. 1460–1518)

CD Info: HMU 907328.

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