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Microtonal Music of the Renaissance

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December 19, 2020


1.5 Hours






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Microtonal Music of the Renaissance

The avant-garde Renaissance composer Nicola Vicentino devised an innovative solution to the limitations of meantone temperament. He constructed a 31-tone-per-octave scale and invented microtonal keyboard instruments capable of playing his music, the archicembalo and arciorgano. Join Jacob Adler in this 90-minute exploration of Vicentino's tuning system and music which continues to shock ears in the 21st century.

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Session Details:

Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 10:00am-11:30am

Participants Welcomed:

Music Majors


Jacob Adler