Splendors of the Spanish Renaissance

Dec 19 2013 - 7:00pm
Dec 19 2013 - 9:00pm


The Hispanic Society of America
613 West 155th Street at Broadway
New York, NY, 10032
United States
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Featuring James Kennerley, tenor; Elizabeth Weinfield and Amy Domingues, viola da gamba; Dylan Sauerwald, virginal; with Jude Ziliak, violin; Rachel Begley, recorder; and Kevin Payne, lute/vihuela

Under Habsburg rule in the 16th century, Spain reached the pinnacle of its influence and power; both King Charles V and King Philip II had long reigns that would give rise to a flowering of native Spanish culture. The music composed during that time--and the musicians hired to play it--was of exceptionally high quality and would help to elevate Spain out of anonymity and into what we now call the Siglo de Oro, or Spanish Golden Age. Our program will feature intimate Canciones (popular tunes with poetic texts), joyful Villancicos (songs with rustic themes), and virtuosic instrumental pieces, all drawn from over 450 works in the Cancionero Musical de Palacio, a manuscript found at the Royal Palace of Madrid and which exemplifies Golden Age Spanish music at its best.

Join us after the concert for a complimentary Meet-the-Artists reception in the galleries.

Presented By: 
The Hispanic Society of America
Discount to EMA Members: 
Contact Person: 
Mencia Figueroa
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