August 2011#11-36 (08/29/11)
Encantar, Les Witches, and La Donna Musicale take us on a musical journey from the High Renaissance to the Italian Baroque.
Composer: JOSQUIN des PREZ (1450-1521), PIERRE de la RUE (c.1460-1518), ALEXANDER AGRICOLA (1446-1506), TOBIAS HUME (c.1569-1645), SAMUEL SCHEIDT: (1587-1654), THOMAS SIMPSON (1582-c.1628), MOGN PEDERSØN (1580-1628), JOHANN VIERDANCK: (c.1605-1646), ANNA BON (c.1739-after 1772)
CD Info: Phaedra CD 92069, Alpha CD 163, La CD 10104,
The remarkable French label gives us three recent recordings looking at women composers in the early Italian Baroque, Venice in 1677, and a reconstruction of Vivaldi's Vespers for St. Mark.
Composer: ISABELLA LEONARDA (1620-1704), FRANCESCA CACCINI (1587-1640), CATERINA ASSANDRA (flourished 1609-1618),GIOVANNI LEGRENZI (1626-1690), ALESSANDRO STRADELLA: (1644-1682), JOHAN ROSENMÜLLER (c.1619-1684)
CD Info: CD AMY028, CD AMY025, CD AMY029
Happily, the ensemble Jacques Moderne reminds us of the great French music at the end of the 16th century with a mass by Claude le Jeune and Du Caurroy's 1590 Requiem.
An ensemble from the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles presents this extraordinary masterpiece.
Musica ad Rhenum and baritone Matin Koningsberger in secular works by Campra, Couperin, Gullemain, and Quirinus van Blankenburg (!).
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