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

Italian music blossomed in the early Renaissance, featuring beautiful flowing melodies which helped shape the beginnings of a new style. In Ecco la Primavera: 14th- and 15th-century Music from Italy, to welcome spring, the Folger Consort performed music from Italian manuscripts by Landini, Hugo and Arnold de Lantins, Ciconia, and Du Fay. All of the program music was composed within about a 70-year span, between about 1370 and 1440, with a stunning variety of sonority, harmonic language, and rhythmic texture. The Folger Consort performed Ecco la Primavera from March 11 to March 13, 2011 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre.


Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

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

Guest artists: Trefoil

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