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Plainsong and the Rise of European Music


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Ockeghem and Obrecht
Thirteenth in a series of 28 programmes devised and introduced by Basil Lam.
The period immediately after Dufay was for long caught between the Scylla of ill-informed comment and the Charybdis of total neglect. However, it was no doubt Ockeghem's ability to fashion a lyrical structure out of a seemingly mathematical scheme which led the 18thcentury theorist Marpurg to describe him as ' the Bach of his time'; whilst in our own day Heinrich Besseler has called Obrecht - the outsider of genius '.


Duced By: Basil Lam.
Unknown: Heinrich Besseler
Unknown: John Langdon

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Plainsong and the Rise of European Music

BBC Radio 3, 30 May 1978 10.35

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