October 2016

#16-45 (10/31/16)

Three from Brilliant Classics

Keyboard artistry from the court of Gesualdo, recorder music from Golden Age Spain, and sacred motets of a composer other side famous for his keyboard publications, Claudio Merulo.

Composer: Antonio DE CABEZÓN (c1510-1566), Francisco GUERRERO (1528-1599), Philippe VERDELOT (c1480/85-c1530/32), Cristóbal DE MORALES (c1500-1553), Tomás Luis DE VICTORIA (1548-1611), Juan VÁSQUEZ (c1500-c1560), Francisco DE LA TORRE (fl 1483-1504), Fabritio CAROSO (c1527/35-after 1605), Francesco DA MILANO (1497-1543), Alonso LOBO (1555-1617), Francisco DE PEÑALOSO (c1470-1528), Hernando DE CABEZÓN (1541-1602), JOSQUIN DESPREZ (c1450/55-1521), Claudio Merulo (1533-1604), Giovanni de Macque

CD Info: CD 95304, CD 95243, CD 94998

#16-44 (10/24/16)

Renaissance Masters

The Brabant Ensemble with Pierre de la Rue, the Ensemble Gilles Binchois with Heinrich Isaac, and De Profundis with a world premiere recording of music by Bernardino de Ribera.

Composer: Pierre de la Rue (c.1452-1518) , Heinrich Isaac, Bernardino de Ribera (c.1520-?1580)

CD Info: CDA68150, CD EVCD023, CD CDA68141.

#16-43 (10/17/16)

Women’s Voices

Music of Hildegard von Bingen from the Oxford Girls’ Choir and Vajra Voices, and Benedictine Nuns in Poland.

Composer: Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)

CD Info: Music & Arts CD 1291, Dux CD 1242

#16-42 (10/10/16)

Three from CPO

The superb German label gives us music of Erasmus Widmann, and the latest from two great ensembles, Weser-Renaissance and Der Singphoniker.

Composer: Orlando di Lasso1530/32-1594, Cipriano de Rore (1515/16-1565), Giachet de Berchem (ca. 1505-1567), Josquin des Prez (1450/55-1521), Claudin de Sermisy (ca. 1490-1562), Anselmo de Reulx (1524-1557), Philippe Verdelot (ca. 1480/85-1530/32), Erasmus WIDMANN (1572–1634), Michael PRÆTORIUS (1571–1621)

CD Info: CPO CD 777 957-2, CPO CD 777 608-2, CPO CD 555 010-2

#16-41 (10/03/16)

Three Decades of Anonymous 4

It’s hard to imagine these ladies who gave us so much are no longer performing; as a final tribute to their work, each member chose her favorite pieces from the 30 golden years they were together.

Composer: James W. Acuff, Emmett S. Dean, Robert Lowry (1826–1899), Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), J.H. McNaughton, Elisha James King, Francesco Landini (1325-1397),

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