Bold, Fearless, Good and Fair: A Musical History of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy by LACS
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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Philip the Bold (1364-1404), John the Fearless (1404-19), Philip the Good (1419-67), and Charles the Bold (1467-77) comprise the direct lineage of the Valois family dynasty that controlled the ever-changing political and geographic shape of the Duchy of Burgundy — a gift in 1364 of King Charles V ("the Wise"), the elder Philip’s brother. The king’s namesake risked it all in pursuit of more territory and lost both his life and a good deal of land back to the French crown at the Battle of Nancy in 1477. Only the holdings in the Low Countries passed to Charles the Bold’s daughter and only heir, Marie of Burgundy (1477-82), and subsequently to her son, Philip the Fair (1482-1506).
Throughout this period, the dukes lavished money and station on a grand music program that set a high watermark for the period and saw some of the boldest and most creative developments in music come to fruition. Preferring the louder wind instruments to the softer strings, the dukes also had a hand in supporting a riot of musical color, even at solemn moments. A varied selection of works by Machaut, Dufay, Josquin and Brumel bring to life this important era in music history.
Los Angeles Chamber Singers' Capella, Peter Rutenberg, Conductor
Guillaume de Machaut: Rondeau Rose, liz printemps a 4,
Motet De souspirant / Suspiro a 3
Guillaume Dufay: Kyrie from Missa L'homme armée a 4,
Gloria ad modum tubae a 4,
Ave regina caelorum a 4
Josquin: Agnus Dei from Missa L'homme armée a 4/6,
Ave Maria...Virgo serena a 4
Antoine Brumel: Laudate Dominum a 4