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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

Musica Invictissima

Music for the Court of Habsburg

Ensemble Cinquecento

Musica Nova

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

La Pifarescha

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


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