Visconti emblem

Ruling Milan under the standard of a viper devouring a child, the powerful and brutal Visconti family dominated northern Italian politics from the 13th-15th centuries. The Visconti strove to make their courts centers of learning and culture attracting such artists as Giotto, writers such as Petrarch, and some of the most accomplished composers of the Italian trecento, including Francesco Landini, Jacopo da Bologna, and Johannes Ciconia. In this concert, LIBER paints a picture of life under Visconti rule, with songs celebrating historical events, marriages, heraldry, courtly love, and world dominion.

 

Program (subject to change)

Sotto l’imperio, Jacopo da Bologna (fl.1340-?1386)
O in Italia, Jacopo da Bologna
Lux purpurata – Diligite Iusticiam, Jacopo da Bologna
Sì dolce non sonò, Francesco Landini (c.1325-1397)
Sofrir m’estuet, Paolo da Firenze (c1355-1436)
Fenice fu’, Jacopo da Bologna
La fiera testa, Bartolino da Padova (fl.1365-1405)
La fiera testa, Niccolò da Perugia (fl. 2nd 1/2 of 14th cent.)
Lo lume vostro, Jacopo da Bologna
Guard’ una volta, Francesco Landini
Le aurate chiome, Bartolino da Padova
Gram piant’ agli ochi, Francesco Landini
Del glorioso titolo, Antonello da Caserta (fl. late 14th-early 15th cent.)
Le ray au soleyl, Johannes Ciconia (c.1370-1412)
Musica son – Già furon – Ciascun vuoli, Francesco Landini
Aquila Altera – Creatura gentile – Uccel di Dio, Jacopo da Bologna