Giovanni Gabrieli (ca. 1555-1612), In eccelsiis three choirs and basso continuo (1597); Exaudi me Domine four choirs
curated by Paola Damiani
lecture held by Giovanni Bietti
A coffee break will follow
A Festival dedicated to choral music in the city that has been a breeding ground for vocal counterpoint looks at this ancient past in four live music lessons. In collaboration with Rai Radio 3 and produced by Paola Damiani, the composer, musicologist and pianist Giovanni Bietti will hold four lessons in Venetian vocal polyphony live from the Sala delle Colonne at Ca’ Giustinian, the Biennale headquarters: from Adrian Willaert to the works In ecclesiis for three choirs and basso continuo and Exaudi me Domine for four choirs by Giovanni Gabrieli, “to demonstrate to the listener the remarkable modern quality of this music, which continues to be a source of inspiration for many of today’s compositions” (G. Bietti).