Ep. 41 - Renaissance

"Renaissance, Renaissance, wherefore art thou Renaissance?"

"Because some people a couple centuries down the road decided to name me thus. Got a problem?"

Shakespeare appropriation aside, welcome to this week's episode all about a game-changing era - the Renaissance! What happened during this era? Oh dear. Where do we begin? Joan of Arc, William Shakespeare, Printing Press, Constantinople - need we say more? Well, we're going to since those don't even touch our topics - art and music! 

In this episode, KC will discuss the Italian Renaissance, and Izaac will discuss some musical genres and new compositional ideas. To round out the topic of the Renaissance, we will have another episode in a couple of weeks where KC will focus on the Northern Renaissance (a distinction made only in the art world), and Izaac will feature important composers of the era. So grab your lutes, and get ready for a whirlwind through the era of rebirth - the Renaissance!



Fra Angelico (1395-1455): The Annunciation (1445) 


Michelangelo (1475-1564): Doni Tondo (1506-1508) 


Raphael (1483-1520): The Sistine Madonna (1512-1513) 




Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361): Firmissime fidem teneamus

John Dunstable (c.1390-1453): Credo

Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613): Madonna, io ben vorrei

Guillame du Fay (c.1395-1474): Missa "Se la face ay pale" (c.1450) 

Palestrina (c.1525-1594): "Questo saranno" from Madrigals, Book I 

Carlo Gesualdo: "Se la mia" from Madrigals, Book VI


Listen to the music in this week's Spotify playlist!



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