Italy, 16th century: the madrigal is a new form of choral music on profane poetry that inspires composers, eager for new expressive possibilities. Starting with the music of the genre’s pioneers - the Flemish Adrian Willaert and the French Philippe Verdelot, who soon settled in Venice and Florence -, we go through several authors of the Italian Renaissance, finally reaching the music of a later, but equally revolutionary master: Monteverdi. But that’s not all that Coro Casa da Música reveals in this concert. Following the bold music of Gesualdo, absolutely unique in his time, we set out to discover the madrigals of our time, a challenge to the technical and expressive abilities of any choir that takes us to other universes, sometimes contemplative and sometimes humorous, but always fascinating.
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