TRAME / ARS PERFECTA

 

Ars perfecta , the perfect art: this is how some theorists of the time defined polyphonic music of the full sixteenth century. An art that, in the perception of contemporaries, had reached the maximum imaginable perfection in the fluidity of the vocal lines, in the expressive freedom and at the same time in the rigor of contrapuntal writing. This Trama brings together, in an exciting comparison through the centuries, two extraordinary forms of chamber music: the late Renaissance Madrigal and the String Quartet by Franz Joseph Haydn, an equally perfected art form, and equally “universal” in its a miraculous combination of freedom and rigor. A dialogue between great classics, therefore, enriched by a strong territorial imprint. The Renaissance music performed is in fact all connected to the city of Mantua: Giaches de Wert and Claudio Monteverdi lived and worked here, and the last, great book of Luca Marenzio’s Madrigals is dedicated to the Duke of Mantua, Vincenzo Gonzaga. Finally, the concert of sacred music that concludes the cycle includes some vocal masterpieces – including Motets and parts of Masses by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the supreme representative of the Ars perfecta – written specifically for the particular Mantuan liturgical use.

Giovanni Bietti

 

RossoPorpora - Corte

June 2, 2022 – 12.30 pm
Palazzo Te, Sala dei Cavalli

Quartet Leonardo - Haydn

2 June 2022 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Te, Sala dei Cavalli

RossoPorpora - Battaglie

June 3, 2022 – 12.30 pm
Palazzo Te, Sala dei Cavalli

Moser String Quartet - Haydn

June 3, 2022 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Te, Sala dei Cavalli

RossoPorpora - Memoria

June 4, 2022 – 12.30 pm
Palazzo Te, Sala dei Cavalli

QuartetOCMantova - Haydn

4 June 2022 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Te, Sala del Cavalli

De Labyrintho - de Wert, Palestrina, Monteverdi

5 June 2022 – 5.15 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

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