Madrigal History Tour / King's Singers

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Catalog: 109124
Format: BLU RAY

The reputation of the outstandingly accomplished, two-time Grammy® Award winning King’s Singers ensemble is firmly established throughout Europe and America. • They have become well-known for the excellence of their singing and for their unique and wide-ranging repertoire that encompasses all kinds of music from the Beatles to Bach. • In this 6-part Madrigal History Tour the King’s Singers vocal ensemble travels through Germany, Spain, France, England and Italy to perform a varied selection of madrigals in settings that first inspired their composition during the 16th c. ‘Golden Age’ of the madrigal. • An introductory documentary looks at the origins of the madrigal in Italy and traces its development throughout Europe to become the musical rage of the High Renaissance. • The six King’s Singers – Jeremy Jackman, Colin Mason, Alastair Hume, Simon Carrington, Bill Ives and Anthony Holt – introduce all these programs, with the series Musical Adviser, Anthony Rooley, a leading exponent of Early Music, contributing his expert observation.

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