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    • Salomone Rossi (1570 – 1630)

Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Sonntag, 26 Jan 2014, 2:30AM

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Profeti della Quinta
Leah Nelson and Lisa Rautenberg, violins
Daniel Swenberg, theorbo


Co-produced with The Museum of Jewish Heritage and co-presented by Centro Primo Levi, an unprecedented exploration of Rossi's music and time marks the fourth presentation of Salon/Sanctuary's program devoted to the groundbreaking Italian-Jewish composer.

A violinist in Monteverdi's orchestra, Salomone Rossi (c. 1570 – 1630) is credited with having invented the trio sonata. His introduction of polyphonic music to the synagogue, where only monody had been accepted as befitting a people in exile, made him a contraversial figure in his own community. His sister, a soprano at the same court that he served, premiered roles and sang madrigals of Monteverdi at Palazzo Te, the pleasure palace of the Gonzaga.

In his dual role as court and synagogue composer, Rossi inhabited two worlds at a curious time of both heightened physical segregation and active social interaction between Jews and Christians. An afternoon of two concerts, a film, and a panel discussion offers a unique opportunity to explore the many forces that shaped his shifting world and beautiful music, and the tension between exile and acceptance that often recedes but never fades from history.

The afternoon will begin with trio sonatas performed by violinists Leah Nelson, Lisa Rautenberg and lutenist Daniel Swenberg, proceed with a short discussion with noted Rossi expert Dr. Francesco Spagnolo, include a screening of the critically acclaimed 2012 Joseph Rochlitz film, Hebreo: In Search of Salomone Rossi, and conclude with a performance by the award-winning Basel-based ensemble, Profeti della Quinta, First Prize winners of the 2011 York Early Music Competition.


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