The Gongoza Band: Venice 1629

The Gonzaga Band: Venice 1629

Early music

Date and time
15 Feb 2018 (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£10 (£8 in advance)

Free to BCU Staff & Students (advanced booking required)

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Gonzaga Trio

Faye Newton soprano
Jamie Savan & Helen Roberts cornett
Oliver Webber & Theresa Caudle violin
Steven Devine organ & harpsichord

1629 was a great vintage for Venetian music. Famously, it was the year in which Heinrich Schütz travelled to Venice to learn of the latest developments in modern Italian composition. “Hot off the press” that year he would have encountered sacred vocal monodies by Monteverdi and Grandi, ground-breaking and virtuosic instrumental pieces by Castello and Marini, and a rich variety of music by numerous lesser-known musicians – a selection of which is newly edited for this performance – which provides a fascinating and vibrant context for the emerging baroque style in the early 17th Century.

Part of Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival

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