Caesar vive: Prague 1609 - Music for Emperor Rudolf II     | Supraphon SU38982

Caesar vive: Prague 1609 - Music for Emperor Rudolf II


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Label: Supraphon

Cat No: SU38982

Barcode: 0099925389826

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 19th March 2007



One of the most significant eras of Czech musical history took place during the reign of Emperor Rudolf II (1552–1612) at Prague Castle. Rudolf inherited an outstanding court ensemble for which the most celebrated European composers of the day wrote music. 
This new recording features two personalities in particular: Philippe de Monte, the emperor’s longtime musical director, and Carl Luython, an organist one generation younger and composer of the seven-voice mass Caesar Vive!.
The Fraternitas Litteratorum ensemble, which specializes in performing the vocal polyphony of the 15th and 16th centuries, has here created a picture of the musical life of Rudolf’s chambers and gardens, including the liturgical and sacred works of his time.

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