August 2006

#06-36 (08/28/06)

The Fountains of Israel [repeat of #06-06]

One of those composers who brought the Italianate style of music back to Germany, Johann Hermann Schein, set a series of Biblical texts in a madrigal-like manner for this charming 1623 publication--we'll hear Sette Voci perform.

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#06-35 (08/21/06)

Charpentier’s Mass a 8 [repeat of #06-05]

The superb French ensemble Le Concert spirituel conducted by Herve Niquet gives us this breathtaking masterpiece for voices, violins, flutes and organ written after Charpentier's visit to Rome.

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#06-34 (08/14/06)

Obrecht’s Missa Fortuna desperata [repeat of #06-04]

This master of the Lowlands is much-beloved among the Dutch early music fans, and the ensemble Odhecaton gives us this grand mass written on a popular tune of the day.

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#06-33 (08/07/06)

Masters of Contrapuntal Music [repeat of #06-03]

The evolution of counterpoint was one of the themes of the 2005 Festival, and Paul van Nevel with his Huelgas Ensemble take us on a tour of the 15th century with the famous (Dufay, Josquin) and the rare (Forestier, Kerle).

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