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Salamone Rossi – an online workshop with Elam Rotem
April 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm£5
Elam will begin the session by telling us a little about himself and how he became interested in Early Music. He will then go on to a presentation on Salomone Rossi and the Jewish musical scene in Italy in the early 17th Century. We will sing together two pieces by Salomone Rossi, one Italian Madrigal (Udite lacrimosi spirit d’averno) and one Psalm in Hebrew (Lamnatseach al haggittit / Psalm 8). After that Elam will share with us how Rossi’s unique endeavours inspired him to compose new compositions in the style of the early 17th century and we will hear some examples.
Dr Elam Rotem is a harpsichordist, composer, and singer. He is the founder and director of his choir Profeti della Quinta. He specialized in historical performance practice at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and graduated with a master’s degree in continuo playing and another in improvisation and composition. In 2014 he established the award-winning resources website Early Music Sources. In 2016, he finished his PhD thesis with distinction “Early Basso Continuo Practice: Implicit Evidence in the Music of Emilio de’ Cavalieri“, within a new collaborative program between the Schola Cantorum in Basel and the University of Würzburg, Germany.
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