Salamone Rossi was an Italian string player and composer working at the turn of the 17th century, a contemporary of Monteverdi and Caccini.
Imagine being a singer in your late 20’s in the Sistine Chapel choir, with Josquin des Pres as a colleague. That was the fate of Costanzo Festa.
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . .to the year 1511.