This week, a journey back to the 14th century, for an hour of music from the beautiful Italian city of Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance.
Many know Tinctoris only by way of his famous theoretical treatises, but he also composed a great deal of fine vocal and instrumental works.
“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)
We’re heading into battle this hour, for a sampling of music by, for, or about soldiers.
Masses and chansons by 15th-century French composer Firminus Caron.
We’ll hear how composers have reused their own tunes and ideas, and what ideas they’ve borrowed from others. Plus, we’ll hear several instances of contrafacta.