Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 20.00
St Peter’s Church, Radovljica
Programme: Ottavio Durante, Claudio Monteverdi, Carlo G., Giovanni Battista Bovicelli, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giulio Caccini, Adriano Banchieri, Felice Anerio, Emilio de’ Cavalieri, Elam Rotem
The end of the 16th century saw an immense shift in musical ideals and aesthetics. Where before, composers and performers had prioritized complex counterpoint and blustering virtuosity, a new set of priorities began to take hold. These new ideals gave precedence to the text, and the feelings and emotions it was meant to convey. In solo vocal music this transitional period gave rise to some of the most beautiful, passionate, and moving music ever written. This programme explores the period in which the renaissance church monody evolved into the solo aria that would emerge as the primary medium for vocal expression as the baroque era ran its course.
Jacob Lawrence tenor
Elam Rotem harpsichord, chest organ