\\\”Roman Glories\\\’\\\’ – Peter Phillips and the BBC Singers in Merton College, Oxford – 16 September 2010 – BBC Radio 3 live broadcast – United Kingdom
"Roman Glories'' - Peter Phillips and the BBC Singers in Merton College, Oxford
Thursday, September 16, 2010
BBC Radio 3 Live Broadcast (map)
Oxford, United Kingdom
Peter Phillips and the BBC Singers perform motets, a spectacular magnificat and a mass for double choir by three of the key figures in Roman music in the 16th and 17th centuries. Frescobaldi's mass is based on music for a famously lavish 1589 Medici wedding (which included a mock sea battle in the flooded courtyard of the Pitti Palace as only one of the month-long festivities). Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani plays organ and harpsichord music by Frescobaldi and Sweelinck derived from this celebratory mass.