Tinker, Sailor, Composer or Spy? The Peter Philips Story
In 1593 one of the great Tudor composers of keyboard music and vocal polyphony, Peter Philips found himself imprisoned in the Hague under allegations of being involved in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth. In the composer's 450th anniversary year, Lucie Skeaping explores his life and work, and speculates on the allegations against him.
I must admit that the trailer is rather good. I hope it has enticed a few non-regular listeners.
I only caught the last Telemann. It was very good. More Vivaldi and Telemann can only be a good thing.
Excellent programme about Peter Phillips. Enjoyed both LS's presentation (as ever) and the music played. I especially liked the two motets sung by Trinity College choir, sounding inappropriately Anglican, but very beautiful. One wonders why, given Phillips' prolific output, only one piece, Ascendit Deus, has become a staple of the Anglican repertory?