Sunday 8 May 2022
The Church of Saint Bartholomeo
With the death of Pope Leo X in 1521 and the Sack of Rome in 1527, the geography of Italian culture changed radically. Many musicians who wanted to move to Italy no longer went to Rome, but instead chose Venice, giving rise in 1550 to the “Venetian School” that had such a profound influence on European compositional style. The program featured is entirely devoted to the music of La Serenissima, highlighting, in a path covering the entire Venetian Baroque period, some of the most important and representative organ-harpsichord composers of the age.