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Leonardo da Vinci: Canto di lanzi sonatori di rubechine, Voices of Music
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 9 Sep 2018
Author: Voices of Music
From our award-winning Leonardo da Vinci program, the Florentine Carnival song Canto di lanzi sonatori di rubechine. Live, 4K ultra high definition video performed by Voices of Music, Hanneke van Proosdij & David Tayler, directors. Vocal soloists: Stefanie True and Deborah Rentz-Moore. The canti carnascialeschi or Carnival songs flourished under the Medicis, in particular Lorenzo the Magnificent in the late 15th century. Lorenzo actively promoted the form, and even wrote his own verses, then required members of his court and entourage to perform them. Lorenzo often chose stories drawn from classical mythology; in contrast, the songs performed in the streets (presumably this example) were satirical, rowdy, and replete with double entendre and innuendo. After Lorenzo’s death, the radical friar Savanarola largely eradicated both the music and the musical instruments in his bonfires of the vanities, although the festivals were revived in 1498. The Canto di Lanzi is anonymous, as are most e
Ensemble: Voices of Music