Ulysses' Song · Monteverdi's music
In a new episode of the Podcast [in Spanish], Manuel explains a bit about the music that Monteverdi composed for Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, which is one of the first operas in history.
A quick Summary.
In conversation with Georgina, Manuel addresses three main points:
How did they come up with the idea or composing music for this epic story from ancient times? He explains a bit about the origins of Opera and its connection with the Classical Greek Theatre
How this music is interesting for him a as musician, and also for young people. Manuel explains about how “revolutionary” the idea of opera was, since the first composers were recovering monophony in times of the greatest refinement of polyphony… Moreover, he explains how these harmonies from the Renaissance are at the core of most of the music young people listen nowadays.
How the tracks we propose in our tale “Canción de Mirlo” are a great introduction for kids.
You can listen to the podcast in Spanish here.
A reminder for newcomers: You can find Ulysses in the eBook Cancionero de Mirlo, and digital collectibles are on sale here .
In the next episode, Georgina will tell Manuel how she came up with the ideas behind the illustrations for Canción de Ulises.
¡See you soon!
Mirlo, Manuel y Georgina