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Koormuziek - Verschenen op 20 september 2019 | CPO

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Cyprien de Rore is one of the most important representatives of Franco-Flemish musicians. Spread out across all of Europe, these musicians originating in Flanders deepened their knowledge of composition in Italy, where they took up residence in courts. After Josquin des Prés, Rore officiated at the court of the Duke of Ferrara. Later, in Venice, he followed Adrian Willaert as the Master of the Chapel of the Basilica of Saint Mark. This album brings together the mass dedicated to his protector, Ercole II d’Este (Missa vivat felix Hercules secundus) with some motets. So this programme, performed by the Weser-Renaissance choir and conducted by Manfred Cordes, is entirely in Latin. Rore's counterpoint ploughs the furrow of the prima pratica, while the care taken over the text and its harmonic language point towards the "new music" or seconda pratica. Standing at the crossroads of these two styles, Cyprien de Rore has mixed the ordinario of the mass with secular texts, creating a musical unity  – following the example set by Josquin, himself the author of a mass in honour of a Duke of Ferrara, Ercole I. A soggetto cavato provides a bridge: the vowels of the text ("Hercules dux Ferrariae") correspond to the notes (D, C, D, C, D, F, E, D), forming a melodic motif. As for the recorded motets, they were recovered in a magnificent manuscript which was kept in the Library of Bavaria. In fact, Rore was famous in the Munich court, where he went in person to copy his motets into the codex. Polyphonic gems, these pieces blossom with great lucidity. Manfred Cordes and the Bremen Weser-Renaissance ensemble clearly know their stuff: the record is simply magnificent. © Elsa Siffert/Qobuz
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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 20 september 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 20 september 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 20 september 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 20 september 2019 | CPO

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Opera - Verschenen op 20 september 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 september 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 september 2019 | CPO

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 6 september 2019 | CPO

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 6 september 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 september 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 2 augustus 2019 | CPO

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 2 augustus 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 2 augustus 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 2 augustus 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 2 augustus 2019 | CPO

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 21 juni 2019 | CPO

Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
As the author of five string quartets (composed between 1872 and 1911), multiple symphonies and an extensive catalogue of chamber music, Friedrich Gernsheim (1839-1916) was a solitary genius who was all-too-often ignored. Born in Worms into a cultured and well-to-do Jewish family, he quickly made a name for himself thanks to his exceptional talent and maturity. At the age of sixteen, with his qualifications under his belt, he went to try his luck in Paris. It was there that he met Liszt, Lalo, Saint-Saëns, Rossini and Berlioz. Though the pull back to his country of birth was strong and he eventually settled in Cologne, where he became director of the Conservatory.He was admired by Mahler and Strauss, a childhood friend of Bruch and exchanged extensive correspondence with Brahms. The two quartets recorded on this first volume by the brilliant Diogenes Quartet immediately attract attention for their effusive and tormented elements. While the influence of Brahms and Dvořák is palpable, the pieces are perfectly unique and have not deserved to be forgotten. The rise of Nazism in the 1920s was obviously not conducive to the diffusion of his music. Instead, it is the Diogenes Quartet (founded in 1998) who get to enjoy that honour. They have prepared a complete set of these five quartets, this album being the first exciting volume. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 21 juni 2019 | CPO

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 21 juni 2019 | CPO

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