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      El Greco: Dormition of the Virgin (detail)

      Tomás Luis de Victoria: Sacred Works

      Known as the “Spanish Palestrina,” Tomás Luis de Victoria has been called the greatest of all Iberian composers. Corund, the Swiss vocal ensemble specializing in sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque, tonight presents a concert of a capella sacred works by Tomás Luis: three motets, followed by the Requiem of 1603. Recorded live in […]

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      Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal /Montreal Early Music Studio

      Ibérie Mystique: Spanish and Portuguese Sacred Music from El Siglo de Oro

      Polyphonic sacred choral music flourished throughout the Iberian Peninsula during the Renaissance, even as Protestant countries were turning toward homophony. The Montreal Early Music Studio presents works by some of the masters of 16th- and 17th-century sacred polyphony from Spain and Portugal. Presented by Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, recorded live in concert October […]

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      Recent Programs

      L'Achéron / photo: Eric Larrayadieu

      L'Achéron / photo: Eric Larrayadieu

      The Fruit of Love: Instrumental dances from Elizabethan England

      L’Achéron, a consort of viols, devotes its entire concert to the music of Anthony Holborne, specifically, a selection of instrumental dances from The Fruit of Love, published in 1599. Recorded live in concert August 31, 2014, Église de Gruyères, the closing recital of the Douxième Atelier de musique ancienne. PROGRAM Anthony Holborne (1545-1602) The Fruit […]

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      The New Blancafort Organ / Montserrat

      The New Blancafort Organ / Montserrat

      Montserrat International Organ Festival 2014

      The new organ in the Basílica of the Montserrat Abbey (Barcelona) is the largest organ in Catalonia and one of the largest in Europe. Built by Albert Blancafort and his atelier and completed in 2010, it has 4,242 pipes and 63 registers. The Montserrat International Organ Festival invited virtuoso organists to perform on the new […]

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      Les Arts Florissants

      Les Arts Florissants

      L’Air français: The Art of the Intimate

      In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, William Christie leads soprano Elodie Fonnard, baritone Marc Mauillon, and members of Les Arts Florissants in a program of airs, chansons, and cantatas. Recorded live in concert 6 July 2014 in the Chamber Hall of the Auditori in Girona (Gerona) as part of Nits de Clàssica a Girona (Classical Nights […]

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      Il Giardino Armonico

      Il Giardino Armonico

      Il Giardino Armonico: Baroque Trio Sonatas

      Il Giardino Armonico’s many fine studio recordings of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and other Baroque masters are well-known to WFMT listeners. On this edition of Baroque&Before, we have the rare opportunity to hear Il Giardino Armonico in a concert of trio sonatas, recorded live in concert March 17, 2013, in Ruse, Bulgaria’s Theatre Hall during 2013 […]

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