Trionfo dei Piffari

In Renaissance Europe, the most well-known musical ensembles were made up of wind players from German-speaking lands who brought their expertise to Italy, Spain, and France.  Professional musicians had to be capable of combining whatever written or printed music they were playing from with their own improvisations, and of giving old works new forms. At the same time, composers such as Ludwig Senfl, Caspar Othmayer, and others developed a new style which combined the musical traditions of the court and the town, and which spread quickly throughout Europe. In this concert, the musicians of Capella de la Torre undertake a journey through Europe of the early modern period, bringing to life the various musical styles and traditions of the period, and showcasing the art of improvising on existing melodies and song settings.