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"The Three Fountains" Music for Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio: The Folger Consort

St. Mark’s on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

With Modern Medieval Voices, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek and Chloe Holgate

The lyrical art of Trecento composers was inspired by the poets known as Italy's Three Fountains: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. Musicians such as Lorenzo da Firenze, Jacopo da Bologna, and Francesco Landini excelled in setting the poetry of these masters in a graceful and melodic style that was different from the music of their contemporaries. Vocal music is complemented by virtuoso instrumental music with fiddles, harp, lute, citole, and bagpipes. With instrumentalists Dan Meyers, Mary Springfels, and vocal trio ModernMedieval Voices.

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