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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DCD 090 - Mr. Arbeau's School of Dancing

The "Orchesographie" of 1589 was an important work for Thoinot Arbeau. His goal was to provide the complete manual for the understanding and proper execution of French courtly dance. It included diagrams, detailed descriptions, and music. Mr. Arbeau's work has become one of the primary sources for our understanding of 16th century dance and popular music.

This podcast we play selections from Musica Rediviva's two-CD survey of Arbeau's work. The Convivium Musicum perform on instruments of the period, giving the full flavor of this music from a past age. We feature selections from Volume II of Mr. Arbeau's School of Dancing.

- Ralph

This program we play:

Set 1:
Pavane d'Espagne/Dance du roy (Susato)
Galliarde: La Traditore (Ammerbach)
Galliard: La Traditore (Arbeau)
Volte (Arbeau/Attaingnant)
 Convivium Musicum
Musica Rediviva

Set 2:
Three Gaillardes (Arbeau)
Chanson: Si par Souffrir (Gallus)
Pavane: Si par Souffrir (Susato)
Gaillarde: Si par souffrir (Berger)
Canaries (Arbeau/Negri)
Gavottes (Caroubel)
 Convivium Musicum
Musica Rediviva

Set 3:
Branle du Hault Barrois (Arbeau/Gervaise/Moderne/Phalese)
Pavane: La Dona (Susato)
Gaillard: La Dona (Susato)
Branle du Chandelier (Arbeau)
Les Bouffons (Arbeau/Phalese)
 Convivium Musicum
Musica Rediviva

Saturday, April 10, 2010

DCD 089 - Lazarof on Laurel

This program we feature works for a Laurel Records release: Chamber Music by Henri Lazarof.

Henri Lazarof has had a remarkable career, always at the forefront of modern expression in the arts. For the past four decades he's been a respected composer and teacher at UCLA. This collection of chamber music is one of four CDs Laurel has released of Lazarof's music.

Lazarof has a very distinctive musical voice that bridges tradition and the avant garde. This CD presents four works for various combinations of instruments, mostly written in the 1980's.

In this podcast we play excerpted movements from these works.

- Ralph

This program we play:

Lazarof: Momenti for solo cello, mvts. 1-3
Jeffery Solow, cello
Laurel Records

Lazarof: Piano Trio, mvts. 3-4
Jeffery Solo, cello; Yoko Matsudo, violin; Jerome Lowenthal, piano
Laurel Records

Lazarof: Trio for Wind Instruements, mvts. 3-4
Sheridan Stokes, flute; John Winter, oboe; Gary Gray, clarinet
Laurel Records