- MiHo Kim voice
- Ingo Voelkner shawm · recorder · harpsichord
- Jens Bauer sackbut · recorder
- Regine Häußler shawm · recorder
Isabella d’Este of Ferrrara gets married to Francesco Gonzaga of Mantua. The Duke of Ferrara, Ercole
d’Este orders a magnificent manuscript of music made for the couple, as a wedding gift. The book contains
selected chansons, and instrumental music, composed by some of the finest composers of the time,
meant to be played by the ducal wind ensemble.
The frottola is probably the most popular genre at the court of the Este and Gonzagas.
The songs are distinguished by melodic lines and clear harmonies.
The combination of Flemish chanson and Italian frottola shows us the musical Europe during the times of
Isabella and Francesco.