Madison Early Music Festival 2017 Lecture Series
Music of the Siglo de Oro – Spain’s Golden Age
Saturday, July 15, 2017
After 1492 Spain celebrated a “golden century” – when the Spanish amassed an empire that dominated much of Europe, and when Spanish power extended across much of the vast territory of the Americas. This lecture begins with the with the unification of Spain in 1469 and the events of 1492 and ends with the death of Cervantes in 1616 –with a sampling of Spain’s rich musical heritage in this period along the way.