Custos Consort Early Music Band:
Nóra Király - medieval harp, vocals
Sándor Szászvárosi - viola da gamba
Gábor Tokodi - lute
Csaba Sipos - percussion
The songs and dances of Filippo Azzaiolo, Joan Ambrosio Dalza, Stefano Landi, Francesco Santacroce Patavino, Gaspar Sanz, Bartolomeo Tromboncino, Anonymus, Guillaume Dufay, Claude Gervaise, Guillaume de Chastillon de La Tour and others evoke this magnificent period of Italy and France.
With the support of the Medici family, numerous works of art were created during the decades of the Renaissance. In Tuscany's valleys and hills, besides architectural creations, a new music sees the light that represents Renaissance zeitgeist. New techniques of composition, musical forms and arrangements bring novelty to music.
The first half of the concert focuses on two emblematic Medici figures: Lorenzo de 'Medici and French Queen Marie de' Medici. The starts with the early Italian Renaissance, the time of Lorenzo de 'Medici, called "Magnificent" (Il Magnifico). Secular themes appeared in this era and the first opera was born.
By the end of the concert, we leave Italy with Catherine de' Medici, born 500 years ago, who became Queen of France at King Henry II's side, the concert program also departs for France, another political and artistic landmark in Europe. In a country devastated by religious wars, the splendor of the ruling class included support of the arts in the face of upheavals. Despite her tragic life Catherine de' Medici was a patron of the arts.
Tickets: 1600 Ft, Student tickets: 800 Ft