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Venice 2: the New Prometheus of Celestial Harmony with Philip Thorby
February 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm£5
The second in Philip’s talks about Venice in the 1500s. The New Prometheus of Celestial Harmony is how Silvestro Ganassi described the great Flemish composer Adriaan Willaert, who became Maestro di Capella of St.Marks in 1527 and stayed there until his death in 1562. We will follow his progress from Flanders via Paris and Ferrrara to Venice. This lecture is brought to you by the letter “P” – not only Prometheus, but also the Patrician (Pietro Bembo), the Poet (Petrarch) and the Printer (Aldo Manutio), all of whom come together in the Venetian palazzo of a rich Florentine exile, where, in an atmosphere of great secrecy, Willaert explores an entirely new kind of music.
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