December 2011

#11-52 (12/19/11)

A Millennium Christmas

For the 32nd year, we celebrate the season, including stops in Italy and Ireland.

Composer: BIASIO TOMASI (fl. c. 1611), ALESSANDRO GRANDI (1586-1630), BISHOP LUKE WADDING (1588-1657), WILLIAM BYRD (c.1540-1623), GIOVANNI FRANCESCO ANERIO (1567-1630), JOHANN ECCARD (1553-1611)

CD Info: CD HMU 807556, KOC-CD-9554

#11-51 (12/12/11)

Josquin: De beata virgine

The latest in the series of performances of the complete masses of Josquin by the Tallis Scholars takes us to two glorious celebrations of the Virgin Mary.

Composer: JOSQUIN des PREZ (c.1450-1521)

CD Info: Gimell CDGIM 044

#11-50 (12/05/11)

In memorium Montserrat Figueras

NOTE: All of the music on this program comes from the recordings made by Montserrat Figueras with her husband Jordi Savall. As Fr. Jerome Weber wrote: "Some performers have a personality that goes beyond any excellence in performing or interpreting. I always thought that Montserrat Figueras and Jordi Savall were the most extraordinary persons and human beings. I was convinced that they are genuine, honest, devout, warm people." As for myself, I had the honor of corresponding and later working some with this extraordinary couple. From their earliest recordings, they have been part of Millennium of Music, and their contribution to early music cannot be calculated, but appreciated and loved now and forevermore.


CD Info: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi CD GD77164, EMI Electrola – CDM 7 63418 2, Alia Vox AVSA 9884, Alia Vox AV9825, Auvidis ES 9900, Alia Vox AVSA 9881

#11-01 (12/27/10)

Spotlight on the Netherlands: Le Parnasse Francaise

Motets from the court of Louis XIV by Lully, Campra, Delalande and Desmarest. We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2010 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. We direct listeners to their web site, which will provide more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival: The primary theme for 2010 was a celebration of the French Baroque in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

Composer: JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632-1687), MICHEL-RICHARD de LALANDE (1657-1726), HENRI DESMAREST (1661-1741), ANDRÉ CAMPRA (1660-1744)

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