February 2016#16-10 (02/29/16)
Recent releases from this often experimental label give us some contemporary takes on music from the past, including Gesualdo, Machaut, and music from the Armenian tradition.
Composer: Brett Dean, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935)
CD Info: ECM 2447, ECM 2452, ECM 24551
The new boxed set and book dedicated to the French monarch with the Ensemble Doulce Mémoire.
CD Info: CD ZZT 357,
Consort music of Christopher Tye, Dowland’s Book 2, and a lovely program from Nigel North .
Composer: Christopher Tye (ca. 1505-ca. 1572), John Taverner (ca. 1490-1545), John Dowland, Francis Cutting, Anthony Holborne, William Byrd, John Johnson, John Danyel, Daniel Batchelar, Thomas Robinson, Edward Collins
CD Info: CPO CD 777 897-2, DUX CD 1192, Linn CD BK 176.
For the time of Valentine’s, love songs from the middle ages, Renaissance, and the early French Baroque.
Composer: Martin Codax, VivaBiancaLuna Biffi, Ken Zukerman, Juan del Enzina (1468-1529), Girard de Beaulieu, Pierre-Francisque Carroubel, Jean Boyer, Pierre Guédron, Didier Le Blanc, Fabrice-Marin Caiétain, Lorenzini, Guillaume Costeley, Adrian Le Roy.
CD Info: CD A 390, CD CHR 77397, Alpha CD 213.
The viol gives us music from the Lowlands around 1500, and, in a collaboration with the Marian Consort, music from the Baldwin Partbooks.
Composer: Hugh Aston, John Baldwin, Bevin, Byrd, Ferrabosco, A.I., Derrick Gerarde, Hollander, C., Lasso, William Mundy, Parsons, R., John Sheppard., Tallis , Tavener.
CD Info: CD DCD34169, Delphian CD34160.
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