Venice: Behind the Scenes at the Conservatory and St. Mark’s

Venice was the perfect trip for music history awesomeness.
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Mantua: Sala degli Specchi

While we were in Mantua Dr. Paola Besutti took us to the Sala degli Specchi, or the Hall of Mirrors, in the Palazzo Ducale (the palace of the Gonzaga dukes). This room, constructed in the 1580s, is where musicians, including Monteverdi, rehearsed and performed many works for the Duke and his court. Continue reading