Josquin lived in various Italian cities and worked for important political and religious figures. Coming into contact with artists and intellectuals there meant that he was also influenced by humanist ideas. Cappella Pratensis offers you a musical glimpse of the Italian literary scene at the time. Excerpts from historical texts will be heard in a recorded
reading by Marco Beasley. These were written by Girolamo Savonarola – a 15th century Dominican and theologist who turned the religious and political world upside down in his own time with his fiery sermons – the Italian poet and humanist Angelo Poliziano and the Roman poet Virgil.
JOSQUIN Day with Klara
500 years ago to this day, on 27 August 1521, Josquin des Prez died in Condé-sur-l’Escaut, a small town on the banks of the River Scheldt on the Franco-Belgian border. We will commemorate the celebrated composer with a full-day programme that you can follow online.
J. des Prez: Memor esto verbi tui, Dulces exuviae, O virgo prudentissima/Beata mater, Huc me sydereo/Plangent eum, In te Domine speravi, Miserere mei Deus
Andrew Hallock, Timothy Braithwaite, superius | Lior Leibovici, Korneel Van Neste, countertenor | Peter de Laurentiis, Pieter De Moor, tenor | Máté Bruckner, Marc Busnel, bass | Stratton Bull, superius & artistic director | Marco Beasley, speaker
Friday 27 August 2021
Duration: 40 à 45 minutes
cat. 1: € 20 / € 16
cat. 2: € 16 / € 14