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Symposium 114 - “Stile Moderno” the 17th century avant-garde

Sunday, 10 May 2015 @ 5:00pm
Monday, 11 May 2015 @ 7:00pm

"Stile Moderno" the 17th century avant-garde

The 17th century emerged amidst the tremendous upheaval of global conflict and spectacular discoveries.  The earthly voyages of Henry Hudson and heavenly observations of Galileo Galilei mirrored an aesthetic revolution.  Contemporary titles such as New Music, Modern Style and Second Practice show just how aware composers were of the groundbreaking nature of their work.  In contrast to the well-proportioned, crafted polyphony of the Renaissance, flamboyant gestures and sharp contrasts became hallmarks of the new style, depicting vivid portraits and sensational narratives.


  • Ballo Detto Eccardo

    Tarquinio Merula

  • Amanti, io vi so dire
    Benedetto Ferrari
    (ca. 1603–1681)

  • Ruggiero

  • Sonata à 2
    Giovanni Paolo Cima
    (ca. 1570-1622)

  • Sonata à 3
    Francesco Turini
    (ca. 1595-1656)

  • Sonata à 3
    Francesco Cavalli

  • Hor che Apollo
    Barbara Strozzi

  • Ed è pur dunque vero
    Claudio Monteverdi

  • Ballo detto Pollicio

  • Tocatta no. 7
    Michelangelo Rossi

  • La Golferrama
    Nicolò Corradini

  • Sonata no. 12 (book 2)
    Dario Castello
    (fl. 1630)