The music published in no fewer than 39 collections by Venetian printer Ottaviano Petrucci provide a magnificent overview of the genres and composers popular in the early 16th century. Mezzaluna was born out of many years of research and cooperation between the Belgian recorder player Peter van Heyghen and the English recorder maker Adrian Brown. In their BEMF debut, the gifted musicians, together with lute virtuoso Paul O'Dette, present a program of Italian dances and Flemish polyphony from these landmark collections.
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Event Name: Mezzaluna
"Fabulous production of Baroque opera"
Review posted by: Elizabeth Anker from Boston, MA, Jul 01, 2011
I was extremely impressed with the production--and the music--of this Steffani opera. I have heard a lot of revivals of Baroque pieces, and this was top-rate. Especially fun to see the stagecraft,... Expand