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Isabella d'Este - The First Lady of the World

Lucie Skeaping explores the life and musical passions of one of the most important and influential women of the Italian Renaissance, Isabella d'Este. Featuring music from, amongst others, Ockeghem, Josquin, Cara and Tromboncino.

First broadcast in October 2011.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Guillaume Dufay

    Magnificat (extract)

    Performers: Clemencic Consort, Rene Clemencic (director & organ)

    • ARTE NOVA.
    • 74321 925842.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Sanctus from the Missa "Hercules Dux Ferrariae" (dedicated to Ercole)

    Performers: The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier (director)

    • EMI.
    • CDC 7499602.
  • Johannes Martini

    Salve Regina

    Performers: The Clerks Group, Edward Wickham (director)

    • ASV.
    • CDGAU 171.
  • Alexander Agricola

    En Attendant

    Performers: Ferrara Ensemble, Crawford Young (director)

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • RD 77038.
  • Marchetto Cara

    S'io sedo a l'ombra; Fugga pur chi vol amore

    Performers: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Robert Meunier (lute)

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 0683.
  • Bartolomeo Tromboncino

    Or che son di pregion a 4

    Performers: Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano), Musica Antiqua of London, Philip Thorby (director)

    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD 039.
  • Firminius Caron

    Helas que pora advenire a 3

    Performers: Musica Antiqua of London, Philip Thorby (director)

    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD 039.
  • Francesco Canova da Milano

    Fantasia (33)

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg (lute)

    • BIS.
    • BIS-CD-399.
  • Johannes Ockeghem

    Prenez sur moy

    Performers: The Medieval Ensemble of London, Peter Davies & Timothy Davies (directors)

    • OISEAU LYRE.
    • 436 1942.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Magnificat (excerpt)

  • Josquin des Prez

    Sanctus from the Missa "Hercules Dux Ferrariae"

  • Johannes Martini

    Salve Regina

  • Alexander Agricola

    En Attendant

  • Marchetto Cara

    S'io sedo a l'ombra

  • Marchetto Cara

    Fugga pur chi vol amore

  • Bartolomeo Tromboncino

    Or che son di pregion

  • Firminius Caron

    Helas que pora advenire

  • Francesco Canova da Milano

    Fantasia

  • Johannes Ockeghem

    Prenez sur moy

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