Workshops/Festivals 2017

Workshops/Festivals 2017: (UK) Cambridge Early Music - Summer Schools 2017 (30 Jul 12 Aug 2017)

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"‘Venice in Cambridge
Girton College, Cambridge

Venice was a major centre of music and culture in its own right. It was also the centre from which musicians, their music, and the instruments they played were exported and imported all over Europe.  We may not be able to turn the River Cam into the Grand Canal, but over these two weeks we guarantee to evoke the musical culture of this most remarkable of cities in its heyday! ...

The Baroque Course

The Monteverdi Legacy: Venetian music from Monteverdi to Vivaldi
30July - 6 August | Peter Holman & The Parley of Instruments

To mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi, the 2017 Cambridge Early Music Baroque course will be devoted to Venetian music, and in particular to exploring Monteverdi's legacy throughout the Baroque period. We will be studying some of the wonderful large-scale church music, often using divided choirs of voices and instruments, written by Venetian composers from Monteverdi to Vivaldi, taking in Monteverdi's followers and successors such as Francesco Cavalli and Giovanni Antonio Rigatti and composers from northern Europe such as Heinrich Schütz and Johann Rosenmüller who came to Venice and adopted the Venetian style. We will also explore the exciting Venetian style of orchestral music by Vivaldi, Albinoni and their contemporaries, particularly Vivaldi's richly scored concertos with multiple soloists.

The Renaissance Course

Made in Venice: Willaert, de Rore, Ganassi and Bassano, masters of the 16th century
6 - 12 August | Philip Thorby & Friends

The 2017 Cambridge Early Music Renaissance course will explore not only the magnificence of multi-choir motets, but also the intimacy and intensity of the “Venetian” madrigals of Adriaan Willaert and Cypriano de Rore, combining voices and instruments.  As well as working with our singers, instrumentalists will also be able to follow in the footsteps of Venetian masters from Sylvestro Ganassi to Giovanni Bassano, those masters of virtuosity and sensitivity to text and rhetoric, as well as exploring the more ceremonial (and foot-tapping) repertoire of the piffari

Visit the Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools website for more information.