13 Days When Music Changed Forever - Program 01: February 24, 1607 - The Premiere of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo


A program about the dawn of opera, but also about secular music becoming through-composed high art (something that had been the exclusive purview of church music). Up for discussion include precursors to L’Orfeo in Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as Jacopo Perri’s Euridice, written a generation before Monteverdi.

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Friday, April 1, 2011 at (All day)