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05 March 2019The Glory of Venice – a city and its music from the 16thC to the 18thC
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The Glory of Venice – a city and its music from the 16thC to the 18thC Peter Medhurst Tuesday 05 March 2019

 

Please note that this meeting will be held at The Methodist Church in Tamworth Street, Lichfield.

Peter Medhurst gave an engaging and tuneful lecture on Carols a few Christmases ago. He is a very talented musician, specialising in the piano and bass singing. This talk will show how Venice reinvented itself after a marked decline in its fortunes as a result of the discovery of new routes to the East and after the huge reduction in its population in the plague of 1630. The city became a prime destination for aristocrats on the Grand Tour, attracted all sorts of musicians and new types of music developed – as we shall see.