Dresden 1521
Dresden 1521

4 February 2017

St Michael le Belfrey, York
7.30 pm (ends c.9.30 pm)
Tickets £14 (£12)

Heinrich Schütz at the Dresden Court

includes music from Musikalische Exequien,
St John Passion and psalm settings

Returning from studies with Monteverdi in Venice, Dresden was home to the career of the greatest German composer of the seventeenth century, Heinrich Schütz. As Kappellmeister at the Elector’s court in Dresden, he created a musical style which is as innovative as it is traditional, as beautiful as it is austere. We showcase the range of his musical style from his expressive, trailblazing settings of the passion story to the sonorous vocal textures of his colourful psalms.