Ecco la Primavera: 14th- and 15th-Century Music from Italy (2011)

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Italian music blossomed in the early Renaissance, featuring beautiful flowing melodies which helped shape the beginnings of a new style. In Ecca la Primavera: 14th- and 15th-century Music from Italy, to welcome spring, Folger Consort performed music from Italian manuscripts by Landini, Hugo and Arnold de Lantins, Ciconia, and Du Fay. All of the music in this program was composed within about a 70-year span, between about 1370 and 1440, and the variety of sonority, harmonic language, and rhythmic texture is stunning.


Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robert Eisenstein: vielle, recorder
  • Christopher Kendall: lute, citole

Guest artists

  • Drew Minter: countertenor, harp
  • Mark Rimple: countertenor, harp, psaltry, citole
  • Marcia Young: soprano, harp