Discover The Intriguing Music Behind The Story DA VINCI – MUSIC FROM HIS TIME
CELEBRATES THE MUSICAL MASTERPIECES
OF THE AGE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
New Collection Features
Great Works By The Greatest Renaissance Masters
Josquin, Ockeghem, Agricola, Many More
Special Online-Only Version,
With All-New Repertoire,
Available Via Major Digital Retailers
The worldwide success of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code has inspired readers to explore the world of the remarkable figure at the heart of the story – the multifaceted Italian genius Leonardo da Vinci. Sony Classical's new collection Da Vinci – Music From His Time takes listeners inside the great music that flourished during da Vinci's lifetime (1452-1519), at the height of the Renaissance. Drawing on definitive modern recordings from the Sony BMG Masterworks catalogue, the collection includes masterworks by composers who were the Bachs and Beethovens of their time – Josquin Desprez, Johannes Ockeghem, Alexander Agricola, Philippe Verdelot and many more.
A special digital-only version of Da Vinci – Music From His Time – with a different selection of Renaissance works – is available exclusively online and can be accessed via http://davinci.sonybmgmasterworks.com/.
Did Leonard da Vinci actually know this music? His unparalleled accomplishments as painter, architect, engineer, mathematician, scientist, philosopher and much more describe a restless intellect and a passionate soul. Da Vinci's wide-ranging interests and work might well have brought him in contact with these composers, whose visionary work paralleled da Vinci's – transforming the beauty and the expressive power of music, and taking it to a higher level.
The disc includes several works by Josquin Desprez – Frottola: "El grillo"; Frottola: "In te, Domine, speravi"; "Tu solus qui facis mirabilia"; "Ave Maria"; "Inviolata, integra et casta es Maria"; "Doleo super te"; "Miserere mei, Deus" (Psalm 50); and the "Gloria" from Missa La sol fa re mi. Also included are Marco Cara's Intrada; Serafino dall'Aquilano's "Quanto ? misero l'uom"; Philippe Verdelot's "Italia mia"; Costanzo Festa's Frottola: "Quando ritrovo la mia pastorella" and Madrigal: "Madonna oym?"; Filippo de Lurano's instrumental frottola; Alexander Agricola's "Sanctus" from Missa Re fa mi re fa and "Virgo sub etheris"; Johannes Ockeghem's 36-voice canon "Deo Gratias"; and two anonymous works – "Venite adoremus/Venite exsultemus" and Pavana.
Performers include the Huelgas Ensemble, led by Paul Van Nevel; The Waverly Consort, led by Michael Jaffee; and the Capella Antiqua M?nchen and Niederaltaicher Scholaren, both let by Konrad Ruhland.
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