Guillaume Dufay was a French composer noted for the graceful and expressive style of his sacred and secular writing, and he is one of the best-known composers from what is commonly known as the Burgundian school. Originally from Cambrai, he did most of his early musical training there. His surviving
Gilles Binchois (c. 1400-1460) was a Franco-Flemish composer and along with his contemporary Guillaume Dufay, one of the leading composers of the court of Burgundy during the fifteenth century. Before he joined the court chapel of Burgundy towards the end of the 1420s, he worked as an organist (in M
I Fagioliini are the winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble Award, 2006.
I Fagiolini is acknowledged worldwide as the most innovative British vocal ensemble specialising in early music. Their stylish staged productions of Renaissance and Baroque music-theatre works together with virtuo
William Byrd was an English composer of the Renaissance. He cultivated many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard and consort music
Our knowledge of Byrd's biography has expanded in recent years, thanks largely to the researc