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The 16th century fashion for the 40-part motet: Tudor Consort sing Striggio and Tallis

By , 23/07/2011

Tallis imitates Striggio On Saturday’s Classical Chart, broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert, presenter David Morriss took special pains to introduce the CD sitting at No 1; it was a 16th century motet by Italian composer Alessandro Striggio. The piece, sung on the top-ranked CD by I Fagiolini, was written to be sung by 40 distinct voices, each with his and her own part: ‘Ecce... read more

Wellington Orchestra’s unfinished business

By , 23/07/2011
This concert both played the game and bended the rules in the most interesting possible way - we had what's become a common orchestral concert format of introductory work, concerto and symphony, but most interestingly constituted and creatively "placed", so that the feeling of "the same old formula" was nicely avoided. Basically, it was a Schubert/Mozart evening, but with a major contribution from a more-or-less contemporary voice. This was the... read more

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