November 2006#06-49 (11/27/06)
This season, our series from Switzerland will look at Swiss performers and their influence--this week, one of the brightest pupils of the legendary Swiss lutenist Eugen Dombois, Hopkinson Smith.
Composer: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (c.1580-1651)
CD Info: CD# E 8827
Born in Geneva, Stephan MacLeod studied in Lausanne--in a recent recording he joined the brilliant Maria Cristina Kiehr and Concerto Soave in some of the delightful little musical "Scherzi musicali" of Claudio Monteverdi.
Composer: CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)
CD Info: CD #HMC 901855,
The fine Hungarian ensemble A:N:S Chorus conducted by Janos Bali continues their series dedicated to the masses of Agricola with two based on chansons by illustrious Lowland predecessors: Guillaume Dufay's "Le serviteur" and Antoine Busnois' "Je ne demande."
Composer: ALEXANDER AGRICOLA (c. 1456-1506)
CD Info: HCD 32267
In honor of the 500th anniversary of the death of this great Ghent-born composer, Fretwork and countertenor Michael Chance give us the chansons and consort works in a new release from Harmonia Mundi.
Composer: ALEXANDER AGRICOLA (c. 1456-1506), NINOT le PETIT (fl. c. 1500), PIERRE de la RUE (c. 1452-1518), HEINRICH ISAAC (c. 1450-1517)
CD Info: HMU 907421
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