Current & Coming  |  By ANTIQUES Staff

Renaissance music at Écouen, Paris

November 12, 2013  |  by Carolin C. Young | King David and some Musicians, artist unknown, c. 1500–1510. One of three oil on wood panels. Musée National du Moyen Âge-Musée de Cluny, Paris. © Rmn-Grand Palais, photograph by Jean-Gilles Berizzi.

 Those seeking a lyrical re­pose from the bustle of the Parisian art world should head to France’s National Museum of the Renaissance at the Château d’Écouen for an exhibition devoted to mu­sic of the sixteenth century. Featuring historic instru­ments, treatises, paintings, drawings, and objects, the show elucidates the crucial roles of both sacred and pro­fane music in this period. It is the first to focus on this time period, but it is only the latest in a growing number of exhi­bitions to examine the links between music and art.

A Renaissance Air: Music in the Six­teenth Century • National Museum of the Renaissance, Château d’Écouen, France • to January 6, 2014 • musee-renaissance.fr

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