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Composer: Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621)

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Year of birth1562
Year of death1621
NationalityUnknown
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LondonHodie!

© Wikimedia Commons. Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319), Nativity
Bach, Sweelinck, Mendelssohn, Frances-Hoad, Haydn M, Poulenc, McDowall, Bruckner, Rutter, Holst, Praetorius, Parry
Richard Bannan; Petros Singers; Luke Bond

LondonThe Sixteen – The Little Child

Sweelinck, Howells, Bennett, Traditional, Walton, Kirbye, Leighton, Byrd, Palestrina, de Wert, Phibbs, McDowall, Sheppard, Warlock
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

ReadingThe Sixteen & Harry Christophers

Sweelinck, Howells, Bennett, Walton, Kirbye, Leighton, Traditional, Byrd, Palestrina, de Wert, McDowall, Sheppard, Warlock
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

St AlbansEdward Higginbottom

Racquet, Locke, Boyvin, Purcell, Sweelinck, Couperin, Marchand
Edward Higginbottom, Organ

LondonHandel: from the Ground up

Sweelinck, Byrd, Danyel, Tomkins, Blow, Handel
Nathaniel Mander; Samuel Brown
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László Fassang: organ spectacular in Budapest

Pál Mácsai and László Fassang © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Here's a winning formula to pack a concert hall for a Saturday night organ recital: book one of the country's best-known actor-managers to front the evening, invest in televisual effects, and write a good script. 
****1
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Tafelmusik: House of Dreams

Tafelmusik © Sian Richards
Bringing together disparate art forms is no easy task, as Tafelmusik's latest concert House of Dreams sadly proves. 
**111
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Cool and understated beauty from the Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars,  ©  Eric Richmond
The last Sunday night before Christmas is traditionally an evening for carol services, but the Tallis Scholars gave a cool and stylish alternative, performing a selection of works devoted to the Virgin Mary at the Sage, Gateshead.
*****
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Tallis Scholars weave rich tapestries of polyphony at Richardson Auditorium

©  Eric Richmond
The Tallis Scholars enraptured a sold-out Alexander Hall at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton, living up to the high standards that audiences have set for the world-renowned ensemble. Their wide-ranging repertoire was reflected in Monday’s performance, which offered a mix of traditional pieces by composers such as Palestrina as well as contemporary works.
****1
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Frühbarocke Farben auf modernem Flügel?

Kit Armstrong © Gesine Born
Kit Armstrong macht sich mit frühbarockem Repertoire um Alte Musik verdient, statt auf den populären Zug der hochvirtuosen Spätromantik aufzuspringen.
***11
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