"Amorosi Pensieri: Songs for the Habsburg Court" released!
We are thrilled to announce the release of our 8th disc with Hyperion Records. "Amorosi Pensieri: Songs for the Habsburg Court" contains a wonderful collection of madrigals, chansons, canzone and lieder by composers whose sacred works we have already championed on previous releases. As well as De Monte, Regnart and Vaet we uncover the little known Jean Guyot de Chatelet (Joannes Castileti) who served as Kapellmeister to Emperor Ferdinand I for approximately eight months before returning to his home of Liege. A creator of dense polyphonic structures, his style is not far away from that of Nicolas Gombert. New repertoire territory is accompanied here by a new recording location. The intimacy of these works is complimented by the warmth and directness of the Deutschlandfunk's chamber music studio in Cologne. You can order the CD directly from Hyperion Records (www.hyperion-records.co.uk), or from any online retailer including iTunes. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!