Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, October 18, 2012

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Peter Togni Sunday, October 21, 2012 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

New Releases and the “Diabolus in Musica”

This week on Choral Concert Peter Togni brings us a full slate of new releases, everything from the latest offerings from The Sixteen to a wonderful new CD by the French group Diabolus in Musica, who dedicate themselves to the performance of medieval choral music.

Diabolus in Musica named themselves after the medieval dictum that a specific musical interval, the tritone (or diminished fifth) is not to be sung under any circumstances. It was considered the “Devil’s Interval” and inspired evil thoughts….

In this edition of Choral Concert you will actually hear Peter Togni sing a tritone on air, and you can judge for yourself whether or not it deserves such a diminished characterization. Nevertheless, I assure you he will survive unscathed  and will go on to bring us some incredible music performed by Diabolus in Musica - a collection dedicated to the great musical master Johannes Ockeghem.

Don’t forget that CBCMUSIC.CA has lots to offer for classical music lovers, there are 10 classical streams, available 24 / 7. You can also check out the Choral Concert blog plus extensive videos and concerts in all genres. 

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