The Antwerp Josquin of 1545, the Undead

Graindelavoix cond. by Björn Schmelzer

Josquin des Prez has been an iconic figure for many centuries. The first memorial to the legendary polyphonist was held in Antwerp in 1545, 24 years after his death. That was when Tielman Susato dedicated his seventh collection of chansons to works ‘entirely’ by Josquin. The collection also contains previously unpublished compositions and works that were thought to have been lost. Some experts doubt that these were really written by Josquin.The performance practice of 1545 certainly offers Graindelavoix the opportunity to present a very different Josquin to the so-called ‘authentic’ one. After all, the 1545 edition makes no distinction between originals and fakes...

Graindelavoix cond. by Björn Schmelzer

Andrew Hallock, alto
Albert Riera, tenor
Andrés Miravete, tenor
Marius Peterson, tenor
Adrian Sîrbu, tenor
Tomàs Maxé, alto/bass
Arnout Malfliet, bass

Philippe Malfeyt, cittern
Lukas Henning, lute

20:15 — 21:30

Beguinage Church


Compositions of (?) Josquin Desprez

In partnership with
De Warande
Stad Turnhout

€ 22 (-26: € 10)
Incl. introduction and reception

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