Synopsis by Alice Day
The Italian Renaissance led to developments in science and the arts, as well as in music. Music of Man: New Voices for Man looks at opera, which blended music and drama, a genre the Italians embraced. Also during the Renaissance, the sonata and the concerto made their first appearances through the composer Corelli, and musical instruments became more sophisticated as Stradivari perfected his craft. Host Yehudi Menuhin also discusses the effects of African music on Europeans.
culture [arts], influence, Italy, madrigals, music, renaissance, tradition, violinist