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Venice 4 – Musica Nova, a talk by Philip Thorby
March 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm£5
The last talk/discussion will focus on the “sacro e divino collegio”: Ganassi’s description of those meetings where Adriano (as the Venetians called Willaert) directed voices and viols in his new kind of music – sacred motets and settings of Petrarch, music which became the most sought-after and costly musical real-estate in Europe. Philip will talk about the repertoire and the newness of this musical style and give a personal view of how a meeting of the secretive collegio might have worked. Afterwards your comments and questions will be welcome.
This final talk will again be recorded, but in smaller sections, with Philip in person talking and taking questions between each section. Each of the four sessions stands alone, but taken together they will present a fascinating view of Venice in the early 1500s, where the lives of Ganassi and Willaert intertwined with the aristocratic Pietro Bembo, the great printer Aldo Manutio and the incomparable verse of Francesco Petrarca.
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