Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2012

SWEETER THAN THE SIRENS' SONG

The Intrepid Academy dir. Philip Thorby : Philip Thorby and friends

8.00pm, Wednesday 15 August, 2012
Emmanuel College Chapel, Cambridge
Tickets:  £25.00,  £20.00
 
The programme focuses on the work of Adrian Willaert and his 1559 publication Musica Nova, the manuscript of which was at one time owned by the soprano Polissena Pecorina, to whom Willaert dedicated a madrigal.
Though born in the Low Countries, Willaert was so taken to the heart of the Venetians that his name became synonymous with La Serenissima itself. His music is subtle, perhaps understated, and ravishingly beautiful. Willaert's magnum opus Musica Nova was premiered by the famous soprano Polissima Pecorina; for us Jennie Cassidy steps into la Pecorina's shoes, joined by viol consort, recorders and lute, in a programme including madrigals, frottole, dances and ricercars from the private chambers of 16th-century Venice.

PERFORMERS

    The Intrepid Academy
    director Philip Thorby
    Jennie Cassidy
    Philip Thorby
    David Hatcher
    Jane Francis
    Sharon Lindo
    Jacob Heringman
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