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From the Archives - Renaissance variations

In what remains one of the most significant examples of variations in music, Italian Renaissance composer Costanzo Festa created 125 variations on a 15th century melody. We’ll hear 32 of those in a stunning recording of what’s been called one of the most remarkable accomplishments in music.

Compositions and Recordings

La Spagna - 32 Variations
by Costanzo Festa
Paul Van Nevel with Huelgas Ensemble

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