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FULL Una Stravaganza dei Medici TV-Movie England 1988 Kirkby Bonner Nichols Padmore

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  • Published by: Thames Television  
  • Format: Broadcast
  • Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
  • Subtitles: yessubs, itsubs, essubs  
  • Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO

This is the music composed for an extravagant wedding ceremony between Ferdinando de’ Medici and Christine of Lorraine on May the 2nd 1589. These musical sections were intermezzi’s for a showing of the comedy La Pellegrina by Girolamo Bargagli. The visual aspect of the spectacle was entrusted to Bernardo Buontalenti. We are lucky to have contemporary accounts both of the staging and of the musical performance which made a video such as this possible. This spectacle was one of the turning points in the transition from renaissance to baroque aesthetics in the world of music and theatre.

Intermedio I: The harmony of the Spheres 0:26
Intermedio II: Apollo and the Dragon 16:00
Intermedio III: The Golden Age is Foretold 32:09
Intermedio IV: Arion and the dolphin 41:24
Intermedio V: The divine gifts of Rhythm and Harmony 55:34


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