6 Courses of Lute Song - Berkeley


Sat Jun 15 2024 at 02:00 pm


St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel | Berkeley, CA

Frottole: Popular songs of Love and Death from the early 16th Century
Music of the Lute from the start of the 16th Century played by Philip Horne
The late 15th and early 16th centuries were a time of great musical innovation, like the birth of jazz or the British Invasion in the 20th century. For the 13th through the 15th centuries, lute music played a mostly supporting role, and was not considered "serious" music. But in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, composers experimented with new musical forms and created a "serious" lute music. We will explore the Ricercar, the "study" form of early lute music composed by Francesco Spinacino, Vincenzo Capirola and Marco d'Aquila. Their works elevated the lute to the status of "serious" music and laid the groundwork for the following 300 years of serious music written for the lute by major composers of those eras.
This performance is part of the San Francisco Early Music Society's BFX Berkeley Festival and Exhibition.
Tickets at the door: $20, sliding scale (Venmo, PayPal, Cash)

Where is it happening?

St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel, 2543 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1714, United States,Berkeley, California

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