Music History and even Art History in general have been written through the power of travels, exchanges, meetings and migrations. While the Franco-Flemish invaded the musical scene from the 15th till the 16th century, Italy became the absolute place to be in the 17th and 18th century.
Heinrich Schütz belonged to the second generation of foreigners to study in Italy and spread its compositions and styles in the Holy Roman Empire. The taste for Italian music never stopped growing and became very important in some places, like the imperial chapel in Prague and Vienna. This project will explore the music from the “Venetian Golden Age” of the Imperial Chapel between 1620 and 1650 and display a few of the most fascinating sonatas and canzonas of the 17th century.