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Highlight of the Month

From the Imperial Court
Music for the House of Hapsburg

Highlight of the Month

STILE ANTICO

"An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance"
- The New York Times

 

Whether they're performing at the BBC Proms or alongside Sting, the members of Stile Antico fuse rich expressivity with technical prowess that "never disappoints" (Guardian). These masterful interpreters of Renaissance choral present a program that captures triumphs and tragedies from the Imperial courts of the Hapsburgs. The remarkable Hapsburg dynasty, which at its peak ruled much of Europe and established the first truly global empire, is the inspiration for a fascinating and sumptuous journey through two centuries of Continental repertoire. Stile Antico focus first on the Emperor Maximilian, and then on the great Spanish rulers Charles V and Philip II, who gathered around them the finest Spanish and Flemish composer of their day. We encounter coronations, celebrations and funerals, and meet the Hapsburgs at play and at prayer, telling their story through repertoire ranging from Gombert's "Magnificat primi toni" to Lobo's exquisite expression of grief, and from the intricacies of Isaac to the exuberance of Morales. Across the generations, in times of peace, victory, and sorrow, the era's finest composers echoed the majesty of royal life with elegant and richly textured works.


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August

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From the Imperial Court

Stile Antico

From the Imperial Court

Music for the House of Hapsburg

 

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Whether they are performing at the BBC Proms or alongside rock icon Sting, the members of Stile Antico blend musical passion with a clarity and technical finesse that never disappoints. The Hapsburgs, who at their peak ruled much of Europe and established the first truly global empire, are the inspiration for the group’s latest release entitled From the Imperial Court. The story of this powerful dynasty is told through works by composers including Gombert, Lobo, Isaac and Morales.

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Harbison

Camerata Pacifica

Harbison

String Trio

 

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John Harbison is one of the most celebrated and wide-ranging American composers of our time. This collection from harmonia mundi, performed by the American chamber ensemble Camerata Pacifica, explores several facets of Harbison’s music. His abiding interest in jazz, folksong and hymns is exemplified by Songs America Loves to Sing. It is paired with the Four Songs of Solitude for solo violin and the world premiere recording of his String Trio, which was commissioned by Camerata Pacifica.

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