GLI AMOROSI AFFETTI - THE AMOROUS AFFECTIONS IS A MUSICAL INITIATIVE
GLI AMOROSI AFFETTI is a musical initiative that animates the halls of the Galleria Borghese. Every first Saturday of the month musicians and ensembles specialized in the execution of historical instruments, along with the best students of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and other prestigious European musical institutions, offer an immersive experience of baroque and eighteenth-century culture through contemporary music inspired by the exhibited works, rotating across the many beautiful rooms of the museum.
Saturday, October 7 , 11:00am and 12:00pm – Mariano Rossi Hall
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Sacred and Profane in the Spirituality of Palestrina
Today’s concert dedicated to Pier Luigi da Palestrina is an opportunity to remember that Renaissance art placed man at the center of all its forms of expression. Even in the most traditional manifestations of sacred music, the listener, the faithful, and even human beings themselves seem to be allowed to elevate themselves towards the Creator, almost emulating His greatness. The main characteristic of Renaissance music, especially throughout the 16th century, is a kind of noble and profound sensuality. The inspiration of the musicians who worked during that period, rather than coming from above, seems to develop in a necessary and explosive way, the culmination of life experiences filtered through compositional expertise, which reached its highest levels in polyphonic creation during the Renaissance. In this sense, Palestrina’s work is a kind of spiritual reconciliation: Palestrinian sound is a luminous synthesis of all the compositional developments of this period. With or without explicit references to liturgical chant – the Gregorian chant that still permeates every composition – Palestrina knows how to harmonize the complexity of Flemish-style polyphonic research with a musical sensibility based on melodiousness, which is inherently sacred but entirely human, and, in many ways, profoundly Roman as well.
Artistic direction: Riccardo Martinini
To purchase the ticket, reservation is required by calling 0039 06 32810 or by clicking on BUY
Download here the program of Saturday October 7th
The visit lasts two hours (except for the 5.45 p.m. shift) and the shifts, for a maximum of 180 people each, are at the following times of entry and exit:
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
5.45 p.m. - 7 p.m.