In 2017, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts made international headlines with its acquisition of more than 100 masterworks of Dutch and Flemish art, including famed paintings by Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Hals, and many more. The collection instantly made Boston the home of one of the finest collections of Netherlandish art in the world.
In the Fall of 2021, we shared Volume 1 of H+H’s recording of Dutch music performed in the newly opened suite of galleries of Dutch and Flemish art.
Now, H+H and the MFA celebrate with this second of two concerts of music from the time of Rembrandt, recorded at the MFA using period instruments from their collection, and including commentary from the MFA’s expert curators. Directed by Scott Metcalfe, a renowned specialist in Dutch repertoire of the time, the music is performed by members of the H+H Chorus with special soloists.
Volume 2 focuses on the expressive great tradition of vocal music from the 17th century Netherlands, and is a companion to Volume 1.
Enjoy this stellar marriage of music and art presented in partnership by two Boston institutions, offered free to all, on YouTube and H+H Plays On.
This recording was made possible through the generous support of two anonymous friends of H+H and the MFA.