September 2011

#11-40 (09/26/11)

Oswald von Wolkenstein

Happily, both Jan de Gaetani in her ground-breaking 1977 recital (recently re-issued) and Andrea Scholl more recently performed music by this most remarkable figure in musical history.

Composer: Oswald von Wolkenstein (c. 1376-1445)

CD Info: Harmonia Mundi CD HMC 902051,



#11-39 (09/19/11)

Germany: The Reformation and Thirty Years’ War

Still catching up with this repertoire, we hear programs dedicated to the early years of the Reformation and one of those composers who survived the difficult religious wars of the 17th century.

Composer: MATTHIAS WECKMANN (c. 1618-1674), MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546), JOHANN WALTHER (1496-1570), CASPAR OTHMAYR (1515-1553)

CD Info: Harmonia Mundi CD HMC 902034, CPO CD 777.275-2,



#11-38 (09/12/11)

Three Baroque Offerings

Heinz Holliger's recent exploration of Bach and the oboe; the Tribute disc featuring Lorraine Hunt Lieberson singing Handel; and the rarely-recorded Colin de Blamont.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, FRANÇOIS COLIN de BLAMONT (1690-1760)

CD Info: ECM CD 2229, Harmonia Mundi CD HMU 907471/72, Ambronay CD AMY301,



#11-37 (09/05/11)

The Song of the Sibyls

One of the five most-popular shows in the program's 33-year history has been Jordi Savall's exploration of the prophecies of the ancient Sibyls; we will hear the re-packaged first offering in that series.

Composer:

CD Info: CD AVSA9879.





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