Early Music

It's the music  of 13th century French trouveres  Adam de la Halle this week on Distant Mirror. Adam was in the service of Robert of Anjou, brother of Louis IX. He wrote chansons, motets and rondos and you can hear several of these as the Dufay Collective peroform from their CD On the Banks of the Seine.  There are also two selections by John Dowland, three songs by 15th century  English composer Robert Morton, and church music by Tudor composer Christopher Tye. Join Allan Kelly Friday night at 10.

On the Tuesday Noontime Concert (6/13), The Classical Network continue its partnership with Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS), with a concert from Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in midtown Manhattan.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque (6/9 at 11 pm) Dr. Lewis Baratz explores the music of the Kantors of the Thomaskirche before Johann Sebastian Bach.  Learn about this glorious music tradition beginning with the appointment of Sethus Calvisius in 1594 up to Johann Kuhnau,whose tenure was from 1701 until 1722.

The Capella Cordina under the direction of Alejandro Planchart was one of the most exceptional and prodigious early music vocal ensembles of the 1970's. Hear a performance of Spanish composer  Cristobal de Morales' beautiful 16th century  Missa "L'homme arme"  on this week's Distant Mirror, Friday night (6/9) at 10.

Monday's Bach at One comes your way from the Princeton Festival. Enjoy the festival chorus and Baroque Orchestra from the Princeton Festival in a program of Bach Cantatas. Glenn Smith is your host.

Join Dr. Lewis Baratz this week as he discusses "Saints, Sinners, and Shepherds" this Friday (6/2) at 11 pm.  Works by Draghi, Drouard de Bousset (featuring soprano Laura Heimes), Handel (featuring Roberta Invernizzi), and Vivaldi (countertenor Daniel Moody with local period instrument ensemble La Fiocco).  

Leonin and Perotin were, successively, masters of music at Notre Dame cathedral, Paris, around the year 1200, just after the great edifice was built, and they were the first composers that we know of who employed polyphony, Leonin for two voices and Perotin for four, and on Friday's Distant Mirror you can hear their Viderunt Omnes and Sederunt Principes performed by the Early Music Consort of London and the Hilliard Ensemble.  There's also some secular music  on the program as the Newberry Consort perform selections from their CD Il Solazzo.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz continues his discussion of musical depictions of the Orpheus Legend.  Excerpts of works by 17th-century Italian composers Antonio Sartorio, Stefano Landi, and Luigi Rossi.

Norwegian soprano saxophonist Jan Garbarek joins the Hilliard Ensemble for works that include two 14th Century Czech pieces and a selection by Christobal de Morales on this week's Distant Mirror.

The Princeton Festival returns to The Classical Network's airwaves this week, beginning Thursday (5/25) at 4 pm with a concert by the Festival Baroque Orchestra and concertmaster Juan Carlos Zamudio. Featured on the program is Francesco Maria Veracini's Overture No. 3 in B-Flat, Georg Philipp Telemann's Concerto in D minor for two oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo, and Antonio Vivaldi's Motet In furore iustissimae irae. You'll also hear Guiseppe Torelli's Trumpet Concerto in D and Johann David Heinichen's Concerto A 7 in G. 

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