17. April 2017

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Concerto Romano Sounds from Luther’s Rome

Works from 16th-century Italy

What kind of music did the German pilgrim Martin Luther – a proficient and avid singer and lute player – listen to when he was in the Holy City of Rome? Ensemble Concerto Romano goes in pursuit of this question with a rich vitalisation of compositions and musical forms, which were performed and practised at Luther’s time in Rome: music in the Flemish tradition of Josquin des Prez and the new Italian polyphony by Petrus Roselli and Costanzo Festa, but also sacred and secular folk music. 

In cooperation with Verein der Freunde der Kunstmeile Krems.
© Gari Williams

© Gari Williams