The Pierre Boulez Saal Celebrates Josquin des Prez
From July 13–16, 2022, the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin presented an extraordinary project: In eight concerts over the course of four days, the Tallis Scholars and their founder and director Peter Phillips performed all 18 surviving masses of Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez (c. 1450–1521) in the first-ever cyclical presentation of these works. On this website, we invite you to keep exploring Josquin's universe.
Unlike any other ensemble, The Tallis Scholars have set standards in the interpretation and performance of Josquin’s music, most notably with their recording of his complete masses, a three-decade, multi-award-winning undertaking that came to a close in 2020. In cooperation with Gimell Records, their recordings of Josquin’s masses are available for streaming free of charge.
Podcast: Master of the Notes
In their podcast Master of Notes, music journalist Shirley Apthorp and dramaturg Willem Bruls follow Josquin’s footsteps across Europe in eight episodes. Master of Notes is a Max Music Media production and was commissioned by the Pierre Boulez Saal.
Peter Phillips, founder and director of The Tallis Scholars, explores parallels between music and visual arts of the Renaissance in his online Art Guide. In cooperation with Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Gemäldegalerie.
A selection of essays on various related topics adds a few more layers to the picture—for Renaissance newbies as well as Josquin experts.
We’d love to hear what you think of our digital Josquin universe—feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!