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Martin Agricola (1486-1556) was a German composer of Renaissance music and a music theorist.
He was born in Lower Silesia. His German name was Sohr or Sore.
From 1524 till his death he lived at Magdeburg, where he occupied the post of teacher or cantor in the Protestant school. The senator and music-printer Rhau, of Wittenberg, was a close friend of Agricola, whose theoretical works, providing valuable material concerning the change from the old to the new system of notation, he published.
Among Agricola's other theoretical works is Musica instrumentalis deudsch (1529), a study of musical instruments, and one of the most important works in early organology.
Agricola was also the first to harmonize in four parts Martin Luther's chorale, Ein' feste Burg .
Ottaviano dei Petrucci: Harmonice Musices Odhecaton
from Harmonia Mundi Franc.
I like this CD very much. The only thing that I can say that is bad about it is that it does not have any singing - it has all instrumentals. The beauty of this genre is not readily aparent at first exposure. The tunes are not as "catchy" as those in the frottola genre. However, after several...
The Cradle of the Renaissance: Italian Music from the Time of Leonardo da Vinci
Whether or not you are familiar with the various dances and marches on this album, it doesn't matter. Just fasten your seat belts and enjoy one of the most exciting musical rides imaginable! In particular, the opening "Scherzo und Marsch" is, in a word, breathtaking!
Amours amours amours: Duos for lutes
from Harmonia Mundi Franc.
Flemish Feast: Renaissance Wind Music
from Polygram Records.
"Instrumental music sounded in every corner of Flanders during the Renaissance," writes American scholar Keith Polk in the program notes. "... in any Flemish celebration or ritual, instruments and instrumental music were an indispensable element." If the period musicians were anything like the...
Oh Flanders Free: Music of the Flemish Renaissance
Music For Joan The Mad
When one finds an ensemble of musicians who have chosen a time and a place to honour, or replicate, or interpret with skillful passion, take note and investigate for yourself what distant scenery could inspire artists so.
Joan The Mad deserves such respect. I hardly review or rate albums, but this...
Jochen Kowalski sings Baroque Aria
from Berlin Classics.
from Ecm Records.
Like many of the Hilliard Ensemble's ECM discs, there is a passionlessness and stylistic homogeneity about much of the singing here that makes it quite an effort to get through much of this disc in one sitting. David James's affected countertenor in particular gets tiring on the ear. But the reason...
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