Song of Songs – Light on light

Sacred love in Christian and Sufi tradition Considered as one of the most touching set of texts of the Old Testament, the Song of Songs has been interpreted in many different ways by theologists throughout the centuries. The poems speak… Read more »

Gli ultimi cornetti

The famous Giovanni Legrenzi, appointed Maestro di capella in Saint-Marc in Venice in 1685, complains about the lack of instrumental support in the forces of the Basilica and insists to hire two cornett players. Girolamo Cortini, cornett player, plays together… Read more »

Ich will schweigen

Johann Hermann Schein and the heritage of the Leipziger Stadtpfeiffer When Johann Hermann Schein takes up the position of Kantor in Saint-Thomas in Leipzig in 1616, he has to tackle a delicate problem: on the one hand he has to… Read more »

La liberazione di Venezia

Music as a remedy From the 13th century onwards Venice quickly became a fascinating melting pot, opened towards the occidental world as well as towards the Mediterranean cultures and those of the Orient. This strategic situation will bring La Serenissima… Read more »

Schütz and his legacy

ENG Heinrich Schütz and his most illustrious followers Heinrich Schütz was remarked at an early age by Moritz von Hessen-Kassel as an extremely gifted singer and very promising musician. The Landgrave decided to personally take over his education and paid… Read more »