FloReMus, Florence Renaissance Music Festival, is the first Festival completely dedicated to the music of the 15th and 16th Centuries, based in the city that had such an important influence on the musical culture of the time.
The FloReMus project also includes the International Renaissance Music workshop that takes place during the same period as the Festival.
The first edition (September 2017) took place in Florence and hosted concerts by Andrew Lawrence-King, Guillermo Pérez, Tasto Solo, La Lauzeta and L’Homme Armé. The concerts were held in some of the most beautiful historical locations of the city such as Museo di San Marco, Istituto degli Innocenti, Cenacolo di S. Apollonia.
Talks on related subjects were held by well known experts of the field on topics such as the music of Heinrich Isaac, the history of the Cornetto, musical education during the Renaissance, musical iconography.
The 2nd edition (September 2018) has focused on the repertoire that was composed during the time of the transition from the Third Republic of Florence to the birth and development of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The Festival presented the most representative compositions of that period, as “Tua est potentia”, a program dedicated to the Medici Codex, the music book that Pope Leo X (Giovanni de’Medici) commissioned for the wedding of his nephew, Lorenzo Duke of Urbino, with Madeleine de la Tour d’Auvergne, and the “Musics for the wedding of Cosimo de’Medici and Eleanor of Toledo”.
L’Homme Armé performed side by side with some of the most esteemed European ensembles: Ensemble Janequin, who celebrated in Florence the 40th anniversary of its activity, Ensemble Cinquecento, an ensemble of young European singers who performed music connected to the Court of Habsburg, La Pifarescha, an ensemble that brings together some of the most talented players of wind instruments of the Renaissance period.
The Concerts are enriched by lectures that aim to inform and educate the audience of music enthusiasts. Parallel to the Festival, an international course dedicated to the music of the same period is held.
Florence, September 1 to September 9, 2018
Tua est Potentia
The Medici Codex, an extraordinary music gift for the wedding of 1518
L’Homme Armé – Fabio Lombardo, conductor
The Banquet of Bacchus and Cupid
The French chanson in the middle of the 16 th Century
Ensemble Janequin – Dominique Visse, conductor
Musical Monuments |
Musical treasures and monumental instruments
Andrea Inghisciano , cornetto, Andera Perugi , organ
Music for the Court of Habsburg
Songs, ricercari and dances in the 16th Century in Italy
Ensemble Esacordo (4 viole da gamba)
1571 The Battle of Lepanto
Music and stories around an historical battle
Weddings, Comedies and Interludes|
Music and sceneries for the Medicean wedding of 1539
L’Homme Armé, La Pifarescha,
Fabio Lombardo conductor
Final Concert of the 2nd International Renaissance Music Workshop
La Pifarescha, L’Homme Armé