Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino [Raphael]
It is not known whether it was March 28 or April 6, 1483,
that the great Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, was born,
but as I missed the first date,
and to the displeasure of the Pre-Raphaelites,
here is a small tribute to this great master.
Raphael was born in the small but artistically significant central Italian city of Urbino in the Marche region.
In his 37 years of life he was enormously productive
for us! 😉
and from a composer born about the same time as Raphael,
we listen to:
O dolce vita mia
Adrian Willaert [c. 1490 – 1562]
The King’s Singers
Nancy Hadden, flute, Erin Headley, viola da gamba, Andrew Lawrence-King, italian harp, Stephen Stubbs, vihuela.
Be Safe 🏡