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Composer: Ockeghem, Johannes (1410-1497)

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Year of birth1410
Year of death1497
NationalityUnknown
PeriodEarly
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Sublime Varèse and Ligeti in the Concertgebouw

The Concertgebouworkest's series based on 'the sublime' continues with an eclectic programme of Ockeghem, Ligeti, Varèse and Ravel at the Concertgebouw. 
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Calefax and Nederlands Kamerkoor join forces in theatrical concert

In “Far from Home” reed quintet Calefax and the Nederlands Kamerkoor performed music around the theme of loneliness, loss and exile.
***11
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The Orlando Consort bring the early Renaissance to life

The fifteenth-century French composer Guillaume Dufay straddles the musical boundary between the Medieval and the Renaissance. Working in France and Italy, writing secular and sacred music, sometimes to his own verses, he seems to have had a finger in every musical pie, and this evening’s concert by the Orlando Consort illustrated his pivotal role in the evolution of later Renaissance styles.
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A lot of knight music: New Renaissance Voices at Southwark Cathedral

Trendy titles and taglines are more or less a given at classical concerts nowadays, but that doesn’t prevent me feeling a twinge of resentment each time pieces are pigeon-holed into a concert ‘narrative’. Thus it was with a certain trepidation that I headed to Southwark Cathedral for ‘The Knight and the Lady’, a concert of sacred vocal music performed by the New Renaissance Voices.
***11
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London Sinfonietta Remix Old and New

The London Sinfonietta presented a fascinatingly diverse programme for this concert, one of three themed ‘Remix’ evenings at King’s Place in collaboration with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Both ensembles are renowned for their expertise in music of a particular period, but this evening the stylistic boundaries were rather more blurred.