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February 24, 1607: The Premiere of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

From: The WFMT Radio Network
Series: The Keeping Score Series: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever
Length: 59:00

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13days_450_small This is a program about the dawn of opera, but also about secular music becoming through-composed high art (something that had been the exclusive purview of church music).  We’ll look at precursors to L’Orfeo in Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as Jacopo Perri’s Euridice, written a generation before Monteverdi.

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This is a program about the dawn of opera, but also about secular music becoming through-composed high art (something that had been the exclusive purview of church music).  We’ll look at precursors to L’Orfeo in Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as Jacopo Perri’s Euridice, written a generation before Monteverdi.

Timing and Cues

In- (Crowd Noises)
Out- "...WFMT Radio Network."

Length- 59:00

Related Website

http://www.keepingscore.org