The Dark is my Delight

16th century English love ballads
T. Morley, J. Bull, E. Johnson


Susan Hamilton – soprano (Great Britain)
Patrick Denecker
– artistic director
La Caccia


Sunday 9 August 2009, 7.30 pm
Martinic Palace, Hradčanské náměstí 67/8, Prague 1


The renaissance Martinic palace seems to be an ideal place for the performance of renaissance music. One of its forms, that of the English love ballad was presented by the eminent Belgian ensemble La Caccia under the artistic leadership of Patrick Denecker. The texts, set to music by T. Morley, J. Bull, E. Johnson and R. Allison, always a little subdued, were sensually performed by the notable Scottish soprano Susan Hamilton, well corresponding with the love-scene sgraffito on the walls of the venue.