Art And Early Music Month


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The Villa d'Este's gardens are a triumph of Baroque architecture and design. Catherine Bott travels to Tivoli to explore the many fountains there and the music connected with the gardens and the man who commissioned them: Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, patron of many composers, among them a no lesser figure than Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

First broadcast in March 2009.

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In the first of the Early Music Show's eight-programme series exploring the links between Art and Early Music, Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping look forward to the next month of programmes.

Catherine expores the subject by looking at some of the wider connections between the two subjects, whilst Lucie meets up with experts to discuss the Beverley Minstrels; why certain works of art are used to complement early music CD sleeves and examine how music is used in the art of Vermeer.


HAYDN Symphony No.92 in G H.I:92 [Menuet] (excerpt)

  • © the national gallery, london

    Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping begin a series on links between art and early music

  • - from cd of “medieval / renaissance music”
  • arta f10033
  • asv cdgau 185
  • bernhard böhm
  • capella sancta caecilia
  • carlin production music 215
  • centro di musica antica di generva/ studio di musica rinascimentale di palermo/ directed by gabriel garrido
  • channel classics ccs 19598
  • choir of king's college, cambridge/ cleobury
  • cinquecento renaissance vokal
  • conducted by frans brüggen
  • conducted by james o'donnell
  • emi cdc 7470652
  • florestan trio
  • globe glo 5117
  • hyperion cda 67704

    intermedi music from 1539: le force d'hercole; ballo di satiri et baccante

  • hyperion cda 67719
  • hyperion cda 67733
  • il curioso
  • julia gooding / carole cerasi / christopher wilson
  • metronome metcd 1051
  • naxos 8.557138
  • orchestra of the 18th century
  • peter holstag (recorder ca.

    1700 by peter bressan)

  • peter holtslag (recorder)
  • philips 446 677-2
  • rachel podger / arte dei suonatori
  • robert quinney (organ)
  • tc 53012001/track 11; 21

    telemann fantasia no.1 in c major

  • the cardinall's musick / andrew carwood
  • the choir of westminster abbey
  • track 1 excerpt

    zach sinfonia in g [1st movement – allegro non tanto] (excerpt)

  • track 11

    anonymous 14th century english dance

  • track 11

    nanino adoramus te, christi (excerpt)

  • track 12

    nicholas lanier love and i of late did part

  • track 17

    anonymous 15th century – ey ey aetas iam aurea

  • track 17

    anonymous mein hertz in freuden sich erquicket (excerpt)

  • track 18

    fayrfax gloria (from missa ‘regali ex progenie')

  • track 19

    froberger gigue (excerpts)

  • track 1

    telemann fantasia no.7 in f major (excerpt)

  • track 20

    vivaldi final allegro from concerto in e minor op 4 no 2

  • track 2

    sheppard the second service [magnificat] (excerpt)

  • track 2

    vaet missa ego flos campi [kyrie] (excerpt)

  • track 3

    picture: detail from "a young woman seated at a virginal" (about 1670-2) by Johannes Vermeer

  • track 4

    froberger courante (excerpt)

  • track 6

    haydn piano trio in d major hob.

    xv:24 [2nd movement] (excerpt)

  • tracks 1, 2

    francois dufaut allemande (excerpt)"

  • EMS06The Gardens Of The Villa D'este20090405

    As part of Art and Early Music Month, Catherine Bott travels to Tivoli to visit the fountains in the great baroque gardens of the Villa d'Este.

    She finds out about the music connected with gardens and the man who commissioned them - Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, patron of many composers, including Palestrina.


    Palestrina: Viri Galilaei

  • bernhard klebel (conductor)
  • brabant ensemble
  • choir of king's college, cambridge
  • christophorus che00582, tr 8

    nanino: adoramus te, christi

  • cpo 9995062, tr 10

    dufay: magnanime gentis

  • deutsche harmonia mundi 05472 774182, tr 8

    marenzio: s'io parto, i'moro e pur partir conviene

  • emi cdc 7470652, tr 1

    nicola vicentino: l'aura che'l verde lauro

  • georg ratzinger (conductor)
  • glossa gcd 920909, tr 1.

    Catherine Bott explores the gardens of cardinal ippolito ii's villa d'este

  • harmonia mundi hmc 901700, tr 11

    palestrina: hodie christus natus est (for two four-part choirs)

  • huelgas ensemble
  • hyperion cda 66316, trs 1-2

    cristobal de morales: gaude et laetare

  • hyperion cda 67694, tr 4

    francesco portinaro: ove, sacre sorelle

  • james o'donnell (director)
  • la venexiana
  • manfred cordes (conductor)
  • musica antiqua wien
  • paul van nevel (conductor)
  • regensburger domspatzen
  • sony classical cd 45942, tr 12

    cipriano de rore: o qui populos

  • stephen cleobury (director)
  • stephen rice (conductor)
  • vienna motet choir
  • weser-renaissance bremen
  • westminster cathedral choir

  • EMS08The Baroque Theatre Of Cesky Krumlov

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    Lucie Skeaping visits the Baroque Theatre of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, where she is given a guided tour of the auditorium, backstage areas and museum by the theatre historian Iain Mackintosh. The theatre - part of Cesky Krumlov castle - was built in 1766 to celebrate the wedding of Prince Adam von Schwarzenburg, and is recognised as arguably the best-preserved example of baroque theatre spaces in Europe. The original trompe l'oeil painting throughout is quite breathtaking, and the detailed set designs, costumes and working machinery are remarkable. Music is taken from disc, and includes works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Rameau, Zach, Myslivecek, Tuma and Mozart.

    First broadcast in March 2009.