Wednesday, October 01, 2008

What Do Perotinus, Christobal de Morales, Mompou, Gorecki, Paert, And Golijov Have In Common? ... Find Out On Sunday (Or Read Below)

Free Sunday early evening multiple-media classical concert October 5 at 6:30 [18:30]

"When the first Spanish explorers and settlers came to America in the early sixteenth century, Europe was enjoying a flourishing musical environment that subsequent music historians dubbed the “early Renaissance.” During the ensuing 500 years, each successive musical period and style had its representation in the performers and composers who emigrated from Spain and circulated throughout the Americas. From the haunting mysticism of Spanish Renaissance choral music to the vibrant flamenco rhythms of the sixteenth century, the seguidillas and villancicos of the eighteenth century, and the zarzuelas of the nineteenth century, Spanish and Hispanic songs and dances were known and loved by people of all ethnic backgrounds ..."

Image credit: (c) National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 2008. All rights reserved. With thanks.


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