n the 17th and 18th centuries, although Venice was already singing its swan song in terms of politics and economics, artistically, the Serenissima was blossoming as never before. Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi were at the cradle of a musical tradition whose influence can hardly be overestimated. Those who delve into this period, as do the ladies and gentleman of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, only need to consider an l’embarras du choix. Four singers and a harpsichordist are enough to guarantee a daytime delight of religious and propane music by Vivaldi, Popora, Hasse, Broschi and Strozzi.
- Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 GENT, €10/5/0