Paul O’Dette: The Secrets of the Muses
Monday 20th of august 2018
When Paul O’Dette plays the sparkling repertoire of 16th and 17th century lute virtuosos Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Nicolas Vallet, Jacques Gaultier and Alessandro Piccinini, the music genuinely speaks to us and seduces us. Only one book of lute music by the German-Italian Kapsberger has stood the test of time, but what a book it is. The most passionate and expressive music from the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque made Kapsberger one of the most successful composers of his time. Rightfully rediscovered, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger also symbolises the revolution in the arts and sciences during the Roman Baroque, along with Caravaggio and Galileo.