Advertising

A concert homage to Josquin des Préz

Author: Accentus Music

0000: 500 years after his death, ensemble amarcord honors the most important early Renaissance composer in a festive concert at St. Thomas Church Leipzig.

  • amarcord during a concert in St. Thomas Church Leipzig | Copyright: © Dreieck Marketing, Holger Schneider

    amarcord during a concert in St. Thomas Church Leipzig © Dreieck Marketing, Holger Schneider

Franco-Flemish vocal polyphony finds its culmination in the work of a man who was courted by princes and music publishers, esteemed by contemporaries such as Martin Luther and respected by fellow composers and singers like no other: Josquin des Préz, darling of the gods. In a way unmatched by others, he succeeded in merging contrapuntal arts and verbal expression, techné and ars, brain and heart. With a program of Josquin's Masses and Motets, ensemble amarcord pays homage in the opening concert of the a cappella festival 2021 to the jubilarian whose work touched people – and at the same time aimed at eternity.

Josquin des Préz, who died in Condé-sur-l'Escaut on August 27, 1521, is one of the most important composers in the repertoire for the multi-award-winning vocal ensemble amarcord. Since their foundation in 1992, the five singers have been intensively studying his extensive oeuvre. The concert in St. Thomas Church Leipzig will feature a representative selection. If possible, the recording will take place with an audience, otherwise under studio conditions. In any case, the floating-meditative character of the music is supported by the stage direction and lighting design. The result is a varied program for the great anniversary of the most important composer of the early Renaissance.

A UHD HDR production of Accentus Music
Length: approx. 80 minutes

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Composer Josquin des Préz
Orchestra / Band amarcord
Genre St. Thomas Church Leipzig

ADVERTISING

YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...

Make way for global change at Sunny Side of the Doc

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Submissions are now open for Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 to be run in hybrid format from 21-24 June exploring the central theme #StorytellingMatters.

Pavarotti in Hyde Park

C Major Entertainment

Luciano Pavarotti‘s 30th-anniversary concert in Hyde Park - a selection of his favorite arias to observe 30 years of a sterling career.

Met Stars live in concert with Anna Netrebko

Clasart Classic

Anna Netrebko performs an extraordinary recital at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School for the Metropolitan Opera’s MET STARS LIVE IN CONCERT series.

Collegium 1704 play Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

Accentus Music

To mark their 300th anniversary, Accentus Music will record the Brandenburg Concertos in Köthen Castle's restored Hall of Mirrors with Collegium 1704.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE IMZ MAILINGS


Benefit from exclusive insights + opportunties with a thematic variety of IMZ Mailings to choose from.

By clicking "SUBSCRIBE" you consent that your data can be processed by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre for the purposes of processing your inquiry.