Josquin & Isaac: Master of the Notes (2005)

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Folger Consort performed Josquin & Isaac: Master of the Notes from October 7 to October 9, 2005. Josquin--whose ravishingly expressive works were universally admired for their sublime beauty--was unquestionably the greatest composer of his age. Yet, Isaac--who astonishing versatility produced songs in every language, lively instrumental pieces, and masterpieces of Flemish contrapuntal art--was not far behind. In the season's opening concert, the Consort performed motets, songs, and carmina by both Renaissance masters.

Folger Consort Artistic Director Rober Eisenstein plays the viol da gamba in Josquin & Isaac. Claire Duggan.


Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robert Eisenstein: violin, viol
  • Christopher Kendall: lute

Guest artists

  • Philip Cave: tenor
  • Barbara Hollinshead: mezzo soprano
  • William Sharp: baritone
  • Daniel Stillman: recorders, trombone, dulcian
  • Margriet Tindemans: viol
  • Jay White: countertenor

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