Dalla Porta d’Oriente
SONGS OF THE ITALIAN, OTTOMAN AND PERSIAN RENAISSANCES
Songs of the Italian, Ottoman and Persian renaissances are interwoven in an early 17th century manuscript by the Polish musician and orientalist Ali Ufki (Albert Bobowski). In this source the author revels in shifting from one language to another and one music to another. Joined by Italian tenor Marco Beasley, Constantinople revisits the music of that period and recreates a bridge between European and Persian cultures.