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Birth: 1971

The Huelgas Ensemble, directed by its founder Paul van Nevel, began as the result of a previous generation's work in early music performance, led by, among others, Thomas Binkley and David Munrow. Remarkably, after more than thirty years, the Ensemble retains a sense of excitement, innovation and discovery, long after the mass recording industry and the New Age movement co-opted the esoteric sounds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. When van Nevel, active at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis, founded the ensemble in 1970, a rediscovered instrumentarium of cornettos, sackbuts, recorders, and crumhorns were being jubilantly applied to early music performances. The Huelgas Ensemble then sat at the center of the movement towards "authentic" performance practices, and its interpretations were strongly influential. As the scholarly and performative norms for Medieval music have changed, so has the sound of Huelgas, most prominently depicted in its increased vocalizations. But the Ensemble has retained a mantle of eccentricity and innovation.

Nearly every aspect of director van Nevel's performances have been subject to experimentation over his career. From the group's inception, reliable and evocative ornamentation was a goal for both instrumentalists and singers. The ensemble constantly upsets expectations through scoring and orchestration. A 1994 program of Music for King Janus of Nicosia presents some pieces at half or less the expected tempo, losing the text, but richly extending the pungency of dissonances. In the same year, Huelgas released a recording of the Lassus Lagrime de San Pietro juxtaposed with a performance by an all-vocal ensemble led by Philippe Herreweghe. A 1999 recording dedicated to Alexander Agricola includes some striking chromatic manipulations of the so-called "Secret Chromatic Art." At all times, Paul van Nevel's approach to his repertory has been fearlessly innovative, despite criticism both from scholars and from other performers.

Another area of van Nevel's musical boldness, that of musical repertory, has been perhaps the ensemble's greatest contribution to our musical world. The director's scholarly interests lead him towards little-known manuscripts-the Turin manuscript (1985), the Naples collection of "l'Homme Armй" Masses (1990), the Huelgas Codex (1999)-and less-appreciated composers-Gombert (1993), Constanzo Festa (1994), Mattheus Pipelare (1996), Pierre de Manchicourt (1998), Matteo da Perugia (1998), and Alexander Agricola (1999). The Huelgas Ensemble brought out the only "complete works" recording of Johannes Ciconia as early as 1982, and has given world premiere recordings of the Brumel "Earthquake" Mass, and undertook a fascinating collaboration with the Portuguese singers of Fado called Tears of Lisbon. In each case, the lively and compelling performances have stretched musical boundaries.

- Timothy Dickey (All Music Guide)


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.sonyclassical.com/artists/huelgas About
www.goldbergweb.com/en/interpreters/orchestras/11666.php About, discography
www.medieval.org/emfaq/performers/huelgas.html Huelgas Ensemble Discography
www.huelgasensemble.be Personal website. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huelgas_Ensemble About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huelgas_Ensemble About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
   
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Huelgas Ensemble - 'Cypriot Advent Antiphons' - 1990, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
 Huelgas Ensemble - 'Manchicourt: Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus, Motets, Chansons' - 1997, Sony Vivarte
 Huelgas Ensemble - 'Matthaeus Pipelare: Missa "L'homme Arme". Chansons. Motets' - 1996, Sony Classical
 Huelgas Ensemble - 'Tears Of Lisbon: Music Of Portugal From The Renaissance Through Today's Fado' - 1996, Sony Classical
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Alexander Agricola - 'A Secret Labyrinth' - 1999, Sony
 Antoine Brumel - 'Missa 'Et Ecce Terrae Motus'. Sequentia 'Dies Irae'' - 1990, Sony Music
 Jacobus Gallus - 'Opus Musicum. Missa Super 'Santa Maria'' - 1994, Sony
  как соисполнитель ...
 Orlando Di Lasso - 'Lagrime Di San Pietro' - 1993, Sony Classical, Vivarte
 


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