[26] Graindelavoix, Björn Schmelzer / “The art of sacred allegory from Mantua to Venice”

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Date Friday 19 July 2019
19:30 Abbatiale – Abbaye aux Dames

« The art of sacred allegory from Mantua to Venice »
Works by Dufay, Agricola, Isaas and anonymous


Anne-Kathryn Olsen,
Carine Tinney, sopranos
Albert Riera, Andrés Miravete, Marius Peterson, ténors
Arnout Malfliet, basse

Anna Danilevskaia, vièle d’archet
Floris de Rycker
Lukas Henning, luth
Bor Zuljan, bray luth

With this concert, Graindelavoix tries to prove the extent to which the music of the Italian Renaissance established a visual and gestural culture.

The major masterpieces of Mantegna, Botticelli and Crivelli are reflected in the music of Franco‑Flemish masters such as Agricola, Isaac and Dufay. When you see how those composers were able to ‘recycle’ profane music to evoke the sacred figures of Christ, the Virgin or Saint Sebastian, you will realise that remixes are, in fact, a decidedly ancient invention!