April 2018

#18-19 (04/30/18)

Crossing Over, More Examples

Geminiani and the Celtic Influence, Sea Songs with the Canadian Ensemble La Nef, and the devil’s music in the New World.

Composer: Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin, Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762), James Oswald (1710-1769) , Lorenzo Bocchi

CD Info: Alpha CD 276, CD ACD2 2749, Alpha CD 507



#18-18 (04/23/18)

And Three from Harmonia Mundi

A young ensemble in an Italian garden, sacred music of Monteverdi, and Charpentier’s journey into hell with Orpheus.

Composer: Banchieri, Cimarosa, Handel, Haydn, Sarro, Monteverdi, Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

CD Info: CD HAF 8905283, CD HMM 902355, CD HMM 902279.



#18-17 (04/16/18)

In Excelsis Deo: Music from the Time of the War of the Spanish Succession

While an unhappy series of battles, it was an enormous time of musical growth—and Jordi Savall’s latest book/CD compilation examines it in detail.

Composer: Francesc Valls (1671-1747), Henry Desmarest (1661-1741), Joan Cabanilles, Savall

CD Info:



#18-16 (04/09/18)

Yet Three More from Hyperion

David Skinner’s “De Profundis” Ensemble, the latest from the Westminster Cathedral Choir, and a look at English motets by the ensemble The Gesualdo Six.

Composer: Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585), William Byrd (c.1540 – 1623), Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 1656, John Sheppard (c.1515 – 1558), Robert White (c.1538 – 1574), Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625), John Dunstable (1390 – 1453), Thomas Morley (1557 – 1603), John Taverner (c.1490 – 1545), William Cornysh (dc.1502), Robert Parsons (1535 – 1572), Tomas Luis de Victoria, Nicholas Ludford (c1490-1557))

CD Info: CD CDA 68256, CD CDA 30026, CD CDA 68192.



#18-15 (04/02/18)

Divine Theatre—Giaches de Wert

While we know De Wert for his madrigals, the Stile Antico ensemble shows us the sacred side of this 16th century master.

Composer: Giaches de Wert,

CD Info: HMM 807620,





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