Robert Hollingworth director
Professor Martin Kemp
Leonardo da Vinci described music as having the power to shape the invisible. To mark the 500th anniversary of his death, I Fagiolini illuminate his most iconic artworks with choral masterpieces from across the centuries. The singers are joined by world-renowned da Vinci authority Martin Kemp in this presentation linking images to music. Works to be explored include the iconic form of Vitruvian Man which is matched by the perfectly proportioned music of Leonardo’s contemporary, Josquin. The recently identified Salvator Mundi is paired with settings of the text that inspired it by Thomas Tallis and Herbert Howells. Leonardo’s famous depictions of women are seen through the prism of Claudio Monteverdi and a sensual ‘aural tapestry’ by Messiaen pupil Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur. A new commission from Adrian Williams, to words by Gillian Clark, celebrates the enquiring scientific mind of the ultimate Renaissance Man.
Here is a taster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2pK8XKwNjk
£18; £16 concessions; £5 students