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OPEN WORKSHOP: Palestrina c.1480-c.1620
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Apr 18, 2010, 8:24 PM

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c.1480-c.1620
Open Workshop led by Peter Syrus
Hosted by The Renaissance Singers
Monday 17th May 2010, 7.00pm
St Mary at Hill, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE

Tickets: £10 (£8 Friends of the choir and concessions)

Divine? Perhaps. But immortal? No. In reality, the composer lived from about 1525 to 1594, but so all-embracing was his genius that he could apparently look back beyond immediate predecessors for inspiration, could be entirely of his own time, or might write music whose tonal clarity ensured admiration and performances (sometimes with C17 trappings such as basso continuo) well beyond his death. This workshop will investigate these Ďalternative Palestrinasí, perhaps along the way exploding the odd myth about him.

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(This post was edited by Rennies on Apr 18, 2010, 8:30 PM)


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