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Early Music New York - Frederick Renz, Director

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2017 - 2018 ~ NYC Subscription Concerts ~ 43rd Season

Notes - March 7, 2018

Early Notation

EM/NY & Frederick Renz Featured on “Renaissance Fare”

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Renaissance Fare is a one-hour program hosted by George Douglas that airs monthly on WCPE – The Classical Station, broadcast from central North Carolina.

On Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. (EDT), Frederick Renz and Early Music New York will be the featured artists. Mr. Douglas interviewed Maestro Renz specifically for this program, which will be re-broadcast Sunday, March 18 at 5 p.m.

Renaissance Fare can be streamed only during the actual broadcast – it is not archived by the station. So you have two opportunities to hear the interview – March 12 at 7 p.m., and March 18 at 5 p.m. Click here to access the WCPE “Listen Now” page.
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From the Spring 2018 issue of WCPE's program guide, "Quarter Notes"

Travel Broadens the Repertoire

In the Renaissance era, the newest of the new in music originated in northern Europe – Flanders and Holland especially (as you will recall from the first two concerts of our season, BarokOrkest and Burgundian Christmas). The music – and in many cases the musicians – traveled south, including to Italy on the other side of the Alps.

By the early 17th century, however, Italy was the place to be for the latest in musical innovation. It wasn’t long before a reverse migration took place, as Italian composers and their music, from Venice and points south, conquered Vienna and other capitals of northern Europe.

Monteverdi Echoes will juxtapose works by Italian masters with those of composers in the north who absorbed and integrated the southern influence, especially in regard to program music. Two centuries before Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and two and a half before Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals, Biber, in his Battalia, and Farina, in his Capriccio stravagante, forged new paths in musical pictorialism.

Venue -

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at
68th Street
First Church interior
Near Lincoln Center, the First Church of Christ, Scientist faces Central Park at 68th St. and is reached via the M72, M10 and Columbus Ave. M7 & M11 bus lines; subways C to 72nd at Central Park West (70th St. exit) & #1 to 66th at Broadway. Parking garages are available along W. 68th and W. 66th Streets. For information regarding disability access call 212-280-0330.
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Last Concert of the Season!

Venice to Vienna

Saturday, May 5
th at 7:30 pm

First Church of Christ,  Scientist

Central Park West at 68th Street

The Concert, c. 1615 by Lionello Spada
The ‘new’ Italian style of Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries, blossoming at the turn of the 17th century, quickly made its way across the Alps, as Italians were engaged by Austrian and German courts. In addition to Monteverdi, composers will include Heinrich Ignaz von Biber, whose Battalia has been an audience favorite for almost 350 years, and Carlo Farina, whose Capriccio stravagante feat
ures a veritable carnival of the animals.

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