Release date: september 2020
In the current international context of written vocal music, any exploration of the Portuguese historical repertoire will most probably include the work of Duarte Lobo (c1565-1646). Acclaimed as one of the greatest names in what is usually called the ‘Golden Age’ of Portuguese polyphony, he seems to have been the Portuguese musician who gained the greatest international recognition and prestige whilst alive. The ensemble Cupertinos seeks to shed a new light over Lobo presenting, alongside his most performed work – Audivi vocem de caelo – the first recording of the sublime and ingenious Masses Sancta Maria and Elisabeth Zachariae, as well as the masterful and surprising Christmas Responsories 4vv, transcribed and reconstructed by musicologist José Abreu.
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Eva Braga Simões
Gabriela Braga Simões