Vox Nostra with Vlad Smishkewych Sunday 17 May 2020
Some excellent programmes coming up in September
Sunday 20th September
Exploring the 15th century with music by Paolo da Firenze and Gilles Binchois, Vlad brings some of the best recordings from the last decade into the studio this morning to share with you on Vox Nostra. From Gilles Binchois, who lived in the first half of the 1400s and was a living link to the late medieval period, to Paolo da Firenze, whose music still embodied the Italian Ars Nova. We'll cap of the Sunday's offerings with exquisite polyphony of Portuguese and Spanish composers from the 16th-early 17th centuries, the wonderfully tempered viol music of William Lawes, and a smattering of Salve Reginas on today's Vox Nostra.
Paolo da Firenze
Sunday 27th September
Two of the top ensembles who perform medieval music--Alla Francesca and The Harp Consort--share this morning's radio stage on Vox Nostra to bring you the music of Gautier de Coincy, a poet and composer who bridged the 12th and 13th centuries and is best remembered for his 'Miracles de Notre Dame,' or Miracles of Our Lady. A French trouvère version of the Iberian troubadour monarch Alfonso X 'El Sabio', and poetically in the same league as the German Minnesinger Frauenlob, Gautier's poetry painted a humanising and compassionate picture of Mary, setting scenes from here life to popular music of the day. Vlad provides Baroque French flute music to shake up the sound for our Sunday Sonata, plus he'll have the usual mix of over a millennium of spectacular music, 7-10am this Sunday morning on Vox Nostra.
Vlad in concert with Carlos Nuñez, duet with hurdy-gurdy and gaita, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.
Vlad in concert, singing with Hesperion XXI, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.