In addition to his famous large-scale song cycles, Schubert also composed and published numerous smaller song compilations. Some of these “miniature cycles” consist of songs written at different times and under different circumstances, but which Schubert himself assembled on the basis of thematic and textual connections. The selected cycles appeared in print during Schubert’s publishing career...
Leuven Chansonnier VOL. 1| Sollazzo Ensemble
The Leuven Chansonnier (1470-75) includes fifty compositions by leading 15th-century Franco-Flemish names as Johannes Ockeghem, Antoine Busnoys, and Firminus Caron but also twelve newly re-discovered works, found in no other source! The Ensemble Sollazzo brings a selection of this music to life in the present recording in the most refreshing and brilliant interpretation.
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Songs by Henry Lawes sung together with preludes for the lute by John Wilson. Henry Lawes and John Wilson – friends and colleagues at Oxford, both members of the King’s Musick and both appointed to the Chapel Royal – make a beautiful pairing of musicians for this recording. Following the emotional thoughts of a young man, perhaps vainly in love with a woman beyond his social status, this...
the Six Books of the Dolphin of Music for Vihuela (Valladolid, 1538) is the second collection published in the Iberian Peninsula dedicated in its entirety to music for vihuela, or vihuela and voice