May 2016

#16-23 (05/30/16)

Three from Accent

The amazing (and profuse) German label takes us to Italy and the great early Baroque master who brought the Italian style back to Germany.

Composer: Giovanni Battista Fontana, Giovanni Gabrieli, Heinrich Schütz, Palestrina, Rognoni, Bovicelli, Victoria, Pandolfi-Mealli, Castello, Grandi, Fontana, Scarani, Monteverdi

CD Info: CD ACC 24250, CD ACC 24299, CD ACC 24261.

#16-22 (05/23/16)

Medieval French Mastery

Two of the finest ensembles in early music, Discantus and Alla Francesca share their latest; plus a program recorded live at Périogord.


CD Info: CD 308 447.2, CD 860261, CD 414125.

#16-21 (05/16/16)

The Great Change

Italy from 1580 to 1620 was the birthing ground of the Baroque; this week, the ensemble Constantinople, opera superstar Magdalena Kožená, and the father of Galileo.

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi, Marco Uccellini, Tarquinio Merula, Marini, Vincenzo Galilei (c1520–1591) , Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (1580-1651), Salamone Rossi, Barbara Strozzi, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Andrea Falconieri, Stefano Landi

CD Info: CD 479 4595, CD CDA68017, CD AN 2 9142

#16-20 (05/09/16)

Three from Avie

Two from the Tenet Ensemble, and a Sephardic Journey with Apollo’s Fire.

Composer: Monteverdi, Bellerofonte Castaldi (1581 – 1649), Johannes Kapsberger, Martino Pesenti, Luigi Rossi (c. 1597 – 1653), Salomone Rossi, Caccini, F, Frescobaldi , India, Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (c. 1580 – 1651), Mazzocchi D , Ortiz D, Rossi M, Shaw C , Strozzi, Dario Castello (c. 1590 – c. 1658)

CD Info: CD AV2303, CD AV2361, CD AV2326.

#16-19 (05/02/16)

Taverner and the Court of Henry VIII

The Taverner Consort & Players are back with a superb new recording including the incomparable Western Wind Mass by the composer for whom the group was named.

Composer: John Taverner (c1490–1545)

CD Info: CD AV 2352

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