maandag 15 november 2021
Lezing ‘Musical instruments on parade. An overview from the 16th to the 19th centuries’ door Giovanni Paolo Di Stefano, conservator muziekinstrumenten bij het Rijkmuseum
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, auditorium
Music has always been a crucial element of public celebrations, such as military parades, coronations, royal weddings. It added grandeur to the solemnity of the occasion. Musical ensembles entrusted with performing music at these events have existed in Europe since early times. Following the Muziekparade exhibition (on view at the Rijksmuseum until 14 December 2021), this presentation will focus on the role of music and instruments in Dutch public events between the late 16th century and the early 19th century.