National Sporting Library & Museum
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
- 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Baldessare Castiglioni, who published the famous Book of the Courtier in 1528, spoke of sprezzatura and the importance of arts over martial skill as the most valuable asset of a courtier. In the Renaissance courts, music was the highly prized and riding masters were teaching skills derived from military equestrian maneuvers to become what would be our modern dressage.
Robert Eisenstein is a founding member and program director of the Folger Consort, early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., since 1977. The Consort performs over thirty concerts each season at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington National Cathedral and other venues.
What fascinates Eisenstein is that the language used to describe the correct forms of riding and music were exactly the same.
Through reading sixteenth century descriptions of both arts, examining the illustrations in riding manuals, and hearing music from that time, we can find connection between riding and music.
To get the link for the Zoom virtual program, register here at www.nationalsporting,org.
Free for NSLM Members | $5 for non-members
Once your registration is complete the NSLM will email you the program link within 48 hours.
- 5.00 for non-members
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