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Michael Pye & Mario Sarrechia Antwerp: Music in the Glory Years

Antwerp: Music in the Glory Years

The historian Michael Pye has drawn admiring glances with his latest book, Antwerp: The Glory Years. The book recounts how 16th-century Antwerp broke all the economic, religious, sexual and intellectual rules. During Laus Polyphoniae, Pye reveals the city’s most famous assets: the music that could be heard everywhere and the merchants and printers who made that possible. He also looks at the diversity of Antwerp’s music: from bawdy songs to household pieces and sacred motets. He will take his listeners on an hour-long journey back in time with the keyboard player Mario Sarrechia as his musical companion on an Antwerp virginal. You will also literally find yourself stepping into another time: the gorgeous reception rooms at Christoffel Plantijn’s magnificent residence form the ideal setting for this story.

Michael Pye will speak in English.


Michael Pye, narrator | Mario Sarrechia, virginal

Tue 22 August 2023

22:15 - Museum Plantin Moretus


€ 24 / € 20. With your concert ticket you can visit the Museum Plantin-Moretus for free until the end of September.

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