Quattrocento: Music and Dance of the Crown of Aragon in Naples | Capella de Ministrers CDM1742

Quattrocento: Music and Dance of the Crown of Aragon in Naples

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Label: Capella de Ministrers

Cat No: CDM1742

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 19th May 2017

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The Quattrocento is one of the most important periods of European art scene. It is located throughout the 15th century and is the birthplace of the Renaissance. In a non-unified Italy this century art, dance and music represented the power of rulers over other regions. So at Alfonso the Magnanimous's court in Naples, there were the best Aragonese and Flemish musicians and theoreticians of the time (Tinctoris and Orihuela), a revival of the ancient theatre (Sannazaro and Carite) and dance (Domenico di Piacenza and Antonio Cornazano).

With first dance treatises they looked for a humanistic and neoplatonic conception of dance, as a manifestation of the spirit of the movement. Often princes and courtiers were simultaneously actors, musicians and dancers in the performances or farces. In the Italian courts of the 15th century, including the Aragonese, is found the perfect melting pot where the culture of humanism flourishes.

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