October 2009#09-44 (10/26/09)
The national broadcast premiere of the new release by lutenist Rolf Lislevand and his ensemble looking at the inventive Italian, Spanish and English 16th century. NOTE: All of the music on this program is from the recording Diminuito on the ECM label, and is ECM CD #2088 (B0013355-02).
Composer: VINCENZO CAPIROLA (1474-after 1548), JOAN AMBROSIO DALZA (fl. 1508), GIOVANNI ANTONIO TERZI (fl.1580-1600), FRANCESCO da MILANO (1497-1543), DIEGO ORTIZ (c.1510-c.1570), THOMAS ROBINSON (fl.1589-1609), ALONSO MUDARRA (c.1510-1580)
CD Info: ECM CD #2088 (B0013355-02).
A three-CD set by Jordi Savall featuring music by three great composers of the Spanish Golden Age: Morales, Guerrero, and Victoria. NOTE: All of the music on this program is from the recording Maestros del Siglio de Oro, a three-CD compilation with Hesperion XX and La Capella Reial de Catalunya directed by Jordi Savall. It is on the Alia Vox label, and is CD #AVSA 9867 A/C.
Composer: Cristóbal de Morales (c.1500-1553), Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611),
CD Info: CD #AVSA 9867 A/C.
Music of the Polish Renaissance--One of the first series on our program 30 years ago was dedicated to composers featured in a new release by the Rutgers Collegium Musicum: Waclaw of Szamoulty, Marcin Leopolita, Mikolaj Zielinski and Bartlomiej Pekiel. NOTE: All of the music on this recording is from the recording Music of the Polish Renaissance with the Rutgers Collegium Musium directed by Andrew Kirkman. It is on Direct-to-Tape, and the CD number is DTR2018. For information on the disc: www.shopforte.com and on the ensemble: www.masongross.rutgers.edu/music/Coll-Mus/
Composer: Bartlomiej Pekiel (fl. from 1633; d. c. 1670), Waclaw z Szamotul (Szamotuly, near Poznan, ca. 1520 – ca. 1560, Pinczów), Mikolaj Zielenski (birth and death dates unknown), Marcin Leopolita (c. 1540 – c. 1589)
CD Info: DTR2018
From the group's mission statement): Cappella CLAUSURA is an ensemble of sopranos, altos, and early music instruments in Boston whose goal is to research and bring to light works written by women from the 8th century to the present day. Our intention is to dispel the notion that there are not now nor have there ever been gifted women composers. While we perform music by all women composers, and champion living composers, we concentrate on repertoire by women in the cloister, or in clausura, during the Italian baroque period because it was an extraordinary time when women were allowed, by fluke of historical personalities and fashion, to express themselves spiritually and artistically, and most importantly, to be published. History has been blind and deaf to these remarkable works; Cappella Clausura brings vision and voice to them. For more information on this ensemble: www.clausura.org
Composer: Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602 — c. 1678), Vittoria Aleotti (c. 1575 – after 1620), Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (3 July 1590 – 7 May 1662), Sulpitia Cesis (b. 1577; fl. 1619), Dario Castello (fl. 1620),Giovanni Paolo Cima (c. 1570 – 1622), Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690)
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