Stile Antico / Queen of Muses
Critics fall over themselves in outpourings of delight and wonder to describe the exquisitely pure sound of Stile Antico. This young British ensemble’s “staggeringly beautiful” (Sunday Times) performances of Renaissance polyphony are fresh, nuanced, and moving. In Queen of Muses, Stile Antico revels in the reign of Elizabeth I, an era that ushered in an unparalleled flowering of the arts, where the court rejoiced in some of the finest music ever written. Stile Antico’s enterprising program illuminates the way music was used to gain favor with the Queen by courtiers, diplomats, and suitors.