El Siglo de Oro, the Golden Age of Spain, was the pinnacle of Spanish culture and influence in Europe and the New World. Stretching from the time of the Reconquista and Columbus, through the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and well into the 17th century, it was a time of brilliant creativity in all of the arts.
When Isabella and Ferdinand expelled the last of the Moors from their stronghold in Granada in 1492, they put an end to a fascinating era of Spanish history which had brought together the cultures of the Moors, Christians and Sephardic Jews. Under the strengthened monarchy, however, there flourished a new period of great literature, architecture, painting and music.
We'll reach back into "pre-Columbian" Spanish courts and monasteries, and across the sea to the New World. We'll sample the instrumental and vocal treasures of the 16th century Habsburg dynasty and explore the early Baroque repertoire -- all tasty tapas on our plates as we meet for a week of music in the mountains.
Please join us to enjoy the results.
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