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Moments of Change: The Early 17th Century

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Default-piece-image-1 The early 17th century, while Shakespeare was in his prime, was a time of sweeping innovation in the arts and sciences. In music, new heights of drama were achieved as Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries boldly placed expressiveness and the meaning of a text above long-cherished rules of composition. In the 2007-2008 academic year, Penn State University sponsored an interdisciplinary initiative exploring the achievements of the early 17th Century, including not only classes and public lectures, but also many concert performances focusing on music of the era. WPSU-FM has recorded brought the best of those performances together in an hour-long special called ?Moments of Change: The Early 17th Century?.

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The early 17th century, while Shakespeare was in his prime, was a time of sweeping innovation in the arts and sciences. In music, new heights of drama were achieved as Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries boldly placed expressiveness and the meaning of a text above long-cherished rules of composition. In the 2007-2008 academic year, Penn State University sponsored an interdisciplinary initiative exploring the achievements of the early 17th Century, including not only classes and public lectures, but also many concert performances focusing on music of the era. WPSU-FM has recorded brought the best of those performances together in an hour-long special called ?Moments of Change: The Early 17th Century?.

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