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Composer: Lobo, Alonso (1555-1617)

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Year of birth1555
Year of death1617
NationalitySpain
PeriodEarly
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Stile Antico sing Masters of Europe in London

Stile Antico  ©  Marco Borggreve
Premièring a new touring programme at their home church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico treated us to a concert centred around the music of the Hapsburg courts of the late 15th and 16th centuries.
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El Nuevo Mundo: Orlando Chamber Choir perform works from 16th-century Spain and its South American colonies

A 1730 world map by Stoopendaal from the Keur Bible
When we look back to the disease and mistreatment that arrived with the European colonisation of South America, the role of music in the whole affair is not often the first issue that comes to mind.
***11
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Renaissance for Durham

Renaissance
In my notes for this evening’s concert by Renaissance, a chamber choir founded by the young singer, conductor and composer Ben Rowarth, one word kept recurring – “thoughtful”. This was a programme that had been carefully put together, and which was performed without any unnecessary flashiness or attempts to impress.
****1
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Guerre et Paix: The Tallis Scholars à Cadogan Hall

The Tallis Scholars © Eric Richmond
2014 marque le centenaire du début de la Première Guerre Mondiale. Les Tallis Scholars ont choisi de célébrer cette date par un programme qui tourne autour des idées de conflit, de paix, de deuil, et de consolation.
***11
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