At the turn of the 16th century, the first music ever to be printed was published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Venice. Petrucci printed some of the most popular chansons from across Europe by the most famous composers of the day, including Josquin des Prez, Alexander Agricola and Henrich Isaac, and served as inspiration for the first printed lute books by Francesco Spinacino. The Spinacino Consort takes inspiration from Spinacino's Intabulatura de Lauto, Libro Primo e Libro Secondo, reinventing this repertory for instrumental ensemble, exploring the interactions between various traditions active in 16th century Venice through the first music ever to be printed.
The Spinacino Consort
Annemarie Klein - Recorders
Claire Horacek - Viol
Elisabeth Wilson - Mezzo-Soprano
Eric Thomas - Lute, Director