Harmonia Podcast #114: 17th-Century Venetian Church Music



For many people, Claudio Monteverdi is the be all and end all when it comes to 17th-century Venice (opera and church music, alike). And not to take anything away from his reputation, but Venice’s musical institutions boasted many fine composers and musicians who helped to sustain the city as a shining musical center.

The podcast this week might as well then be called “Venice minus Monteverdi” since it features native Venetian composers other than the great man himself, as well as Italians who wrote in imitation of them, the music contained within saying more than I can in just a few words.

  • Various – “O vos amici mei carissimi” – Instrumenta Musica
  • Various – Venetian Music at the Habsburg Court – Musica Fiata


#114 — 17th-Century Venice with Musica Fiata and Instrumenta Musica

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