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.
How did tunes “go viral,” so to speak, centuries before there was any such thing as social media?
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.
Wendy Gillespie brings us part 3 of a tribute to the NYPMA. Plus, we'll explore music with words by famous poets and feature a Capella de Ministrers' CD.
We’re exploring the many faces of love. In its various guises, love is tender, desperate, misguided, sweet, jealous, confusing, funny…you name it!
A look at some musical manifestations of people taking their lives into their own hands.
Love songs from the Renaissance by composers Luzzaschi, Crecquillon, Henry VIII, and Senfl.