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Art & Music: Rubens - Music of His Time

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XM 8067
 
Art & Music: Rubens - Music of His Time
Label Catalogue Number:
8.558067
ISBN:
Download Size: 62 Mb
Running Time: 01:11:23
Release Date: May 2003
Originally recorded in 2003
Author
Tylman Susato
Reader Orchestra
Unknown Artist
Orchestra
Unknown Artist
Conductor
Anonymous
Reader Ensemble
Convivium Musicum Gothenburgense
Chamber
Convivium Musicum Gothenburgense
Author
John Dowland
Reader Ensemble
Rose Consort of Viols
Chamber
Rose Consort of Viols
Author
Alonso Lobo
Reader Choir
Oxford Camerata
Conductor
Jeremy Summerly
Choral
Oxford Camerata
Author
Claudio Monteverdi
Reader Choir
San Petronio Cappella Musicale Chorus
Conductor
Sergio Vartolo
Choral
San Petronio Cappella Musicale Chorus
Author
Heinrich Sch├╝tz
Author
John Bull
Reader
Joseph Payne
Author
Orlando Gibbons
Reader
Timothy Roberts
Author
William Lawes
Reader Ensemble
San Petronio Cappella Musicale Soloists
Chamber
San Petronio Cappella Musicale Soloists
Genre:
Classical
Chamber

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Art & Music: Rubens - Music of His Time
William Lawes
Read by San Petronio Cappella Musicale Soloists

Popular opinion has dealt harshly with Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): there are too many gods and goddesses in his paintings and the women are too large. But through changing fashions, the strength and vigour of his work are still a marvel: in a Rubens even the darkness seems to glow. On this CD, the world of Rubens is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of his time. Inside, Hugh Griffith provides explanatory notes on his life and musical environment. The various forms of art - visual art, architecture, literature, and music - develop at different times. Very often music is the last to adopt and absorb new sensibilities, while the visual arts lead. So it is salutary to discover, as we do in the absorbing booklet essay that accompanies the CD, how much Rubens in his imagination was ahead of the music of the time. How well did Rubens know Monteverdi at Mantua? Did he hear John Bull play at Antwerp Cathedral? These and other fascinating connections enrich both Rubens' art and the chosen music - by Susato, Dowland, Lobo, Monteverdi, Schutz, Bull, Gibbons, and Lawes. 






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