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Music Review: Stile Antico – ‘In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile’

stile antico

The latest album from the celebrated English early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico, 'In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile,' is a beautiful sequence with works by John Dowland, William Byrd, and their contemporaries – and a decidedly melancholy affair.

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Music Review: Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations – ‘Terpsichore’

In France in the early 18th century, minuets, sarabandes, and gigues were written to be literally danced to, sometimes by popular professional dancers. Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations recall those days with music by Telemann and Jean-Fery Rebel.

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Concert Review: Quodlibet Ensemble – Music by Biber, Martynov + Sharlat

Quodlibet Ensemble at Baryshnikov Arts Center (Tatyana Tenenbaum)

Composer Yevgeniy Sharlat takes Bach's English Suite No. 2 as a starting point, and engineers energetic rhythmic surprises, ear-catching counterpoint, and busy, angsty drama in a prismatic work of accessible modernism.

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