Singing Polyphony, by Josquin and Philippe de Monte

28.08.2021 18:00 - 19:30

On the occasion of the fifth centenary of the death of Josquin des Prez and the birth of Philippe de Monte, the Fondazione Guido d'Arezzo, together with the Centro Studi Guidoniani and the magazine Polifonie, have organized the Study Conference "Cantare la polifonia" (Singing Polyphony) which will be held in Arezzo from August 25 to 27. At the end of the workshops there will be a concert starting at 6:00 pm.

The conference will take place at the Vasariana Hall in Arezzo, Via del Praticino, 6, and aims to offer a concise overview of the state of research on these two masters of sixteenth-century polyphony, on musical genres and subgenres over time, on the relationship between vocal and instrumental music and on other aspects of composition, notation and performance practice of current interest in musicology.

Wednesday, August 25, Session I from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Vocal and instrumental genres in the sixteenth century

Camilla Cavicchi (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance – Université de Tours)

Paolo da Col (Conservatory of Music of Venice)
Del cantar al liuto: continuity of monodic singing and the practice of diminution in Venice between the 16th and the early 17th centuries

Jérémie Couleau (Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
Who’s behind Ghiselin Danckerts’s “Missa de Beata Virgine”?

Livio Ticli (University of Huddersfield)
Performing Vocal Repertoire at the Late-Cinquecento Court: Italian Virtuosos, Concertato and Integrated Performance Practice

Vania dal Maso (Conservatory of Music of Verona)
“Con alcuni fioretti”: Josquin and Philippe de Monte in tablatures for key instrument.

Thursday 26th August, Session II from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Sacred and profane polyphony in the age of Philippe de Monte

Philippe Canguilhem (Centre d’Etudes Superieures de la Renaissance – Université de Tours)

Stefano Campagnolo (Marciana Library of Venice)
“A misura di breve”: a possible explanation of a definition that has been enigmatic until now

Marcello Mazzetti (University of Huddersfield, UK)
“Affinchè non s’oda (e intenda) pari per gravi”: Voci pari e musica nei chiostri bresciani del tardo Cinquecento

Stefano Lorenzetti (Conservatory of Music of Vicenza)
Between Identity and Difference. The Italian Madrigal as a Multiple Object

Jan Bata (Univerzita Karlova Praha)
Remembering of Philippe de Monte’s anniversary

6 p.m.
Guidoneum Festival, Concert Josquin D 5000, Ensemble “De Labyrintho” directed by Walter Testolin

Friday 27th August, Session III from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Josquin des Prez 1521-2021

Chaired by Stefano Mengozzi (University of Mitchigan)

Jesse Rodin (Stanford University- Stanford CA)
The Josquin Canon – and the Josquin Research Project

Murray Steib (Ball State University- Muncie IN)
The Sacred Vocal Origins of Johannes Martini’s Instrumental Music

Clare Bokulich (Universitat Zurich)
Josquin and the Two-Voice, Three-Part Benedictus

Récital-lecture, Ensemble “Cut Circle” directed by Jesse Rodin, Performing Josquin in 2021: A New Approach

6 p.m.
Guidoneum Festival, Concert Josquin Desprez Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae Ensemble “Odhecaton” conducted by Paolo Da Col

Saturday 28th August, 6.00 p.m.

Guidoneum Festival, Josquin Concert at 500, Ensemble “Cut Circle” conducted by Jesse Rodin

For further information or tel. 0575 377437

Singing Polyphony, by Josquin and Philippe de Monte

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