June 2008

#08-28 (06/30/08)

Il Vespro della Beata Vergine, Part 2 [repeat of #08-02]

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.


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#08-27 (06/23/08)

Il Vespro della Beata Vergine, Part 1 [repeat of #08-01]

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.


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#08-26 (06/16/08)

New Releases from Harmonia Mundi

Before the summer break we had to look at six superb new releases from this label and its family of labels, including CDs dedicated to Ludford, de Monte, Ockeghem, and Thibaut de Navarre.

Composer: ROBERT JOHNSON(1583-1633), PATRICK MANDO (c. 1600), OCKEGHEM (c.1420-1497), RAIMBAUT de VAQUEIRAS (c.1150-1207), NICHOLAS LUDFORD (c.1485-1557), SALAMONE ROSSI (?-1630), PHILIPPE VERDELOT (?--to before 1552), PHILIPPE de MONTE (1521-1603)

CD Info: Harmonia Mundi CD HMC 901993, Aeon CD AECD 0753, Alia Vox CD AVSA 9857, K617 CD 206, Harmonia Mundi CD HMU 907478, Hyperion CD CDA67658

#08-25 (06/09/08)

Vivat rex! Sacred Choral Music of Jean Mouton

NOTE: Our friends the Suspicious Cheese Lords bring us the third album of previously-unrecorded material from the High Renaissance (following their work with Carpentras and Ludwig Senfl), celebrating the French master Jean Mouton (before 1459-1522) who served the court during the eventful first 20 years of the 16th century.

Composer: Jean Mouton (before 1459-1522)

CD Info: CD SCL-503

#08-24 (06/02/08)

New York Early Music Celebration, Part 2

NOTE: The Early Music Foundation presented over 60 events in the fall of 2007. This week and next, we celebrate some of the performances given at this festival. This week and next, we celebrate some of the performances given at this festival.

Composer: FRANCOIS COUPERIN (1668-1733), GEORG PHILLIP TELEMANN (1681-1767), JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750), JOSQUIN DESPREZ (c.1450-1521), HEINRICH ISAAC (c. 1450-1517), CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH (1714-1788)

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