Music in perspective

Little joke there. I’m really looking forward to Thursday’s concert at the Lincoln Center Library of music associated with the great sixteenth-century architect, Andrea Palladio — for his beautifully balanced villas on the Brenta canal and his revolutionary perspectival theater in Vicenza.

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Palladio, the early music and theater company Bottom’s Dream presents selections suitable for the fabled entertainments of a Palladian villa, including madrigals and canzonets by composers such as Lassus, Williaert, Zarlino, Cipriano da Rore, and poetry by Dante, Petrarch, Guarini, and Tasso. The program will also include music composed by Andrea Gabrieli for the inaugural performance at Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza in 1585.

That’s Thursday, December 4, at 6:00 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium.

Coming Attractions updated.

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