Celebrating the early years of music printing

This program is dedicated to music in Italy around the 1500s and to the transition from a copier's desk to the music printers' workshop. 

It includes music brought out by Ottaviano Petrucci, the first music publisher, as well as repertoire from contemporary Italian manuscripts.  The frottola a type of Italian popular, secular song of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century was one of the most important and widespread predecessor to the madrigal with the peak of activity in composition from 1470 to 1530 at which time the form was replaced by the madrigal. 
The popularity of the genre can be demonstrated by the amount of publications devoted to it in the first two decades of the sixteenth century, as well as from the numerous amounts of manuscript sources that includes this repertoire.
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