7.30 pm, Friday 13 August, 2010
From the bawdy to the beautiful, from palace song book to grand motets,
from viol and vihuela to shawm and sackbut - the music of 15th and 16th century
Spain is full of dramatic contrasts of style and timbre. This concert
will present some of the music studied during the summer school week,
including gems from the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, the joyous
Ensaladas of Flecha, vihuela songs by Mudarra, and sacred music for voices and instruments
by Morales and Victoria.
Congratulations on a most successful and enjoyable concert.
-- Mary Archer, 21 Aug 10
The Renaissance summer school concert was a real, genuine blast, and follows
the Florentine Intermedii
one, and the Ludwig Senfl concert - another
singular and brilliantly energising, joyous, memorable event.
I know it's not just me because of things others said to me there. I love
the exquisiteness of Spanish High Renaissance polyphony, but equally love
the engagement and impromptu daring - and diversity and unexpectedness - of
these 'student' concerts - people stretching themselves artistically and
personally (and having a great time).
The standard generally was really high, creditably brought off. I like
the more explicit format of study groups putting on their own thing. Really
fantastic, and thanks.
-- Neil Laister, 21 Aug 10