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 early summer 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 travelled along and composed for the occasion, and the latest recording by the Orlando Consort celebrates this meeting.

Composer: PEDRO DIAZ de AUX (fl.1480-1510), JOSQUIN DESPREZ (c. 1450?--1521), LUCHAS (fl.c. 1500), ANTOINE BRUMEL (c.1460-c.1515), ANTOINE DIVITIS (c.1470-c.1515/34), PEDRO de LAGARTO (fl.1490-1507), ALEXANDER AGRICOLA (c.1446-1506), FRANCISCO de la TORRE (fl.1483-1504), FRANCISCO de PE|ALOSA (c.1470-1528)JUAN de ANCHIETA (1462-1523), ALONSO de MONDE\JAR (fl. 1502/06), PIERRE de la RUE (c.1460-1518),

CD Info: HMU 907328.

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