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Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
Barnes Hall, Auditorium
129 Ho Plaza Cornell University: Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Guest scholar and historical keyboard specialist David Catalunya demonstrates his reconstructed medieval clavisimbalum, a sort of medieval pianoforte with a wide dynamic range. The selection of pieces covers the wide variety of musical genres represented in the Faenza Codex manuscript from the 14th-15th centuries: Italian madrigals, French virelais, dance music, and the most ornamented and virtuoso settings of sacred music.