The Concert

Since I was asked by my friend about the picture on the flyer of our upcoming concert, here is all about it. It’s ‘The Concert’ by Gerrit (Gerard) van Honthorst (1592-1656), a Dutch Golden Age painter. Musicians are happily singing and playing a violin, a violone(?), a lute and a cittern, sit around the partContinue reading “The Concert”

What is ‘Baroque’?

The English word baroque comes directly from the French (as the modern standard English-language spelling might suggest). Some scholars state that the French word originated from the Portuguese term barroco (“a flawed pearl”), other sources suggest a Medieval Latin term used in logic, baroco, as the most likely source.*1 In the 16th century, the Medieval Latin word ‘baroco’ moved beyond scholastic logic and came intoContinue reading “What is ‘Baroque’?”