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A golden age in the making: Music in The Dutch golden age / The Dutch golden age and the Dutch East India Company

Sunday, 12 November 2017 10.30am to Sunday, 12 November 2017 1.00pm

Venue: Domain Theatre
Lecturer: Andy Bromberger, Ian Burnet

'Music in the Dutch golden age' with Andy Bromberger
While the rest of Europe was embracing the new musical ideas of the baroque, the simple song, still in the Renaissance style, was delighting Dutch people of all classes, reinforced by the Calvinists, whose only music during services was unaccompanied communal singing.

'The Dutch golden age and the Dutch East India Company' with Ian Burnet
It was Indonesian spices, Chinese silks and porcelains, Japanese silver and other Asian trade goods that brought huge profits to the shareholders of the Dutch East India Company and to the Dutch Republic, whose merchants and officials were able to enhance their personal prestige by commissioning works of art.