Early music ensemble Capilla Flamenca performs music written for Queen Margaret of Austria. Includes vocal and instrumental music by Josquin and contemporary Alexander Agricola.
Early music ensemble Capilla Flamenca perform music for the melancholy Queen Margaret of Austria. The programme includes vocal and instrumental music by Josquin de Prez and his contemporary Alexander Agricola.
The music in this programme reflects the bittersweet mood of the material found in the songbooks of Margaret of Austria (d. 1530), who as Governor of the Low Countries was a ground-breaking stateswoman and cultural patron, but who was twice widowed.
Capilla Flamenca is an ensemble based in Leuven, Belgium, specialising in 14th to 16th century music from Flanders and takes its name from the historical Flemish chapel (Capella Flamenca), the choir of the court chapel of the Emperor Charles V, Margaret's nephew.