Date(s) - 11/05/2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
House of the Redeemer
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- Nigel North – lute
The lute music of “il Divino” Francesco Canova da Milano (1497 – 1543).
In the late 15th century, the Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino wrote that music was “nothing but a decoration of silence”, and music could bring on a “divine frenzy”. The Italian lutenist Francesco da Milano, known as “il divino”, was said to have sent his audiences into a trance and rob them of all their senses, save one, that of hearing.
Set in the 17th-century library of the House of the Redeemer, this recital by one of the world’s leading lutenists transports the 21st century listener into a historical world of sensual delight.
Nigel North was initially inspired into music, at age 7, by the early 60’s instrumental pop group, The Shadows. Nigel studied classical music through the violin and guitar, eventually discovering his real path in life, the lute, when he was 15. Basically self taught on the lute, he has (for over 30 years) developed a unique musical life which embraces activities as a teacher, accompanist, soloist, director and writer.
Presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts