This week we’re looking at a work by the composer Luzzasco Luzzaschi. This Italian aria is sung by soprano Perrine Dellivers, who studied clarinet at the Conservatiore de Paris and now teaches that instrument and sings as a soloist and choir member in France and Basel. You can see her singing in this video accompanied […]
This week we are going to look at a piece by probably the best known of Italian composers during the Renaissance period: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Palestrina was musically raised in the Catholic church. He started as a chorister and, by means of teachers and the right people hearing his music, he music director of […]
This week, we’re looking at a vocal Renaissance piece composed by Bartolino da Padova. Very little is known about the composer – we aren’t even sure where he was born. This piece is from one of his madrigals. This was another of the kinds of secular music of the period. Madrigals were performed with two […]
This week, we’ll be looking at Gherardello da Firenze. He was a middle ages composer and, more specifically, he composed “Music of the Trecento,” which means he was a part of a surge of artistic growth in Italy. This involved all the arts, including music, painting, and literature, and architecture.