The Genius of Giaches de Wert


The Genius of Giaches de Wert

Hanson Dyer Hall
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
43 Sturt Street


Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble Viola da gamba, directors: John Weretka, Ruth Wilkinson

Join the Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble as they explore the life and work of Giaches de Wert. Born in obscurity in Flanders, de Wert developed a life-long connection with the music-loving Gonzaga and Este families and served as the composer of the ducal chapel in Counterreformation Mantua. The programme features sacred works from the chapel, a performance of his viol consort works, newly edited from Vatican Library sources, as well as some of his powerful, dramatic madrigals, the direct forebears of Monteverdi's.