August 24, 2022
Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerpen
Pluto-ensemble & Hathor Consort
Giovanni Coprario

The flawless voices of the Pluto ensemble conducted by Marnix De Cat and the authentic string sounds of Hathor Consort conducted by Romina Lischka merge in a program centered on the brilliant John Coprario. This English composer, whose real name was Cooper or Cowper, probably Italianized his name for fashion reasons. This program takes you through masterful English songs, Italian madrigals with poems by Petrarch and Guarini, as well as instrumental consort music with light-footed villanelle and canzonette, and fantasies inspired by them.