July 2009

#09-31 (07/27/09)

Victoria’s Requiem [repeat of #09-09]

Harry Christophers' ensemble The Sixteen gives us the great Requiem of Tomas Luis de Victoria, written upon the death of his beloved patron, Empress Maria.

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#09-30 (07/20/09)

Victoria: Ne timeas, Maria [repeat of #09-08]

The Spanish ensemble Al Ayre Espagnol gives us one of the great monuments of Renaissance art, Victoria's Missa Salve Regina, with other devotional settings for the Virgin Mary.

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#09-29 (07/13/09)

Triste Espagna sin ventura [repeat of #09-07]

Like the Cancionero de Palacio, the Cancionero de Upsala (named for the library where it is kept) was a collection of popular song of the mid-16th century; the ensemble Le Poeme Harmonique brings it to life.

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#09-28 (07/06/09)

Morales: Lamentations and Magnificats [repeat of #09-06]

For five centuries, Cristobal de Morales (1500-1553) was in the shadow of Guerrero and Victoria; the Ensemble Plus Ultra directed by Michael Noone reveals the true genius of this Spanish master.

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