January 2008

#08-06 (01/28/08)

Spotlight on the Netherlands–Springtime in Renaissance Prague

Paul Van Nevel directs the Netherlands Chamber Choir in a program of late 16th century music from Prague, with some familiar composers (Gallus, Kerle, Monte), and some rarely-heard works by Karel Luython (1557-1620) and Lambert de Sayve (1549-1614).

Composer: Camillo Zanotti ca.1545-1591, Karel Luython 1557-1620, Jacob Regnart ca.1540-1599, Fran├žois Regnart flourished ca.1580, Jacobus Gallus 1550-1591, Lambert de Sayve 1549-1614, Alard du Gaucquier ca.1534-ca.1583, Philippus de Monte 1521-1603, Jacobus de Kerle 1531-1591

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#08-05 (01/21/08)

Spotlight on the Netherlands–Polyphony for Francois I

Paul van Nevel (in typical fashion) has found for his Huelgas Ensemble a stunning body of work--settings by many of the greatest composers of 16th century France (Mouton, Sermisy, Sandrin) in most cases with words by Francis I himself!

Composer: Pierre de la Farge active 1539-1546, Claudin de Sermisy ca.1490-1562, Johannes Mouton ca.1459-1522, Pierre Regnault Sandrin ca.1490-after 1561, Pierre de Villiers ca.1500-ca.1550,

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#08-04 (01/14/08)

Spotlight on the Netherlands–German Sacred Cantatas II

This time, the wonderful Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus guide us through the genius of Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707).

Composer: DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE (1637-1707), JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

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#08-03 (01/07/08)

Spotlight on the Netherlands–German Sacred Cantatas I

The Netherlands Bach Society conducted by Jos van Veldhoven looks at the cantata form from the time of Schutz (1585-1672) to Johann Christoph Bach (1637-1707).

Composer: Schutz (1585-1672), Johann Christoph Bach (1637-1707), GEORG BOHM (1661-1733), DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE (1637-1707), JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH (1642-1703),

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#08-02 (01/02/08)

Spotlight on the Netherlands–Il Vespro della Beata Vergine, Part II

We continue this great reconstruction of the Monteverdi Marian Vespers, with soloists Johanette Zomer and Amaryllis Dieltiens, sopranos; and Andreas Weller and Julian Podger, tenors.

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), GIROLAMO FRECOBALDI (1883-1643), ANDREA GABRIELI (1533-1585), PADRE MANUEL RODRIGUEZ COELHO (c.1555-1635)

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#08-01 (01/01/08)

Spotlight on the Netherlands–Il Vespro della Beata Vergine, Part I

The Currende Ensemble and conductor Eric van Nevel begin a vast interpretation of Monteverdi's masterpiece of sacred music, the 1610 Marian Vespers. Instrumental interludes by Frescobaldi and Andrea Gabrieli are included.

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), GIROLAMO FRECOBALDI (1883-1643), ANDREA GABRIELI (1533-1585), PADRE MANUEL RODRIGUEZ COELHO (c.1555-1635)

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