The historical context
his concert constitutes a wide and varied anthology of the vocal and instrumental genres which Flourished in Italy between the end of the 1400 and the first half of the 1600s, Alongside works by Musicians of great renown such as Tromboncino, Mainerio, Riccio, Kapsberger and Frescobaldi.
performers will allow you to listen to composers who did make a considerable
contribution to the development of Renaissance and Baroque musical forms.
The period in which these works have their origin, namely the l6th and
the l7th Centuries, is extraordinarily important in the history of Italian
music. In parallel with emergence of a multitude of a profane vocal genres
(the frottola, villanesca, madrigale, canzone) whose evolution
was to culminate, at the end of the 1600s, in the beginnings of accompanied
monody and opera (melodramma), instrumental music was creating
a permanent place for itself after centuries of predominance of vocal
genres, developing an original repertory, both stylistically and formally.
transcription and elaboration for keyboard instruments or lute of vocal
compositions (tablature) and dance music (the saltarello,
pavana, gagliarda, etc.), other "purely" instrumental genres
appeared, such as the ricercare, the toccata, the bicinium and the canzona
Initially the new genre was cultivated in and around the court of Mantua where, under the aegis of Isabella Gonzaga, many Italian poets and musicians were active (the most important among them were Serafino Aquilano, Niccolò da Correggio, Bartolomeo Tromboncino and Marchetto Cara), united in the exquisitely "humanist" project of recreating the close relationship between poetry and music which seamed to have been permanently lost in the complex and often artifice-laden polyphonic architecture of the Burgundian chanson.
Our Concert proposal
The concert program will be
based on vocal and instrumental music from XVI and XVII century by Cara,
Tromboncino, Frescobaldi, Monteverdi, Riccio, D'India, Salomone Rossi,
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