The Jew Without The Yellow Badge - Salamone Rossi And The Song Of Solomon

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EMS20111119

Lucie Skeaping explores the life and extraordinary music of Salamone Rossi, a 17th Century Jewish composer based in Mantua.

He wrote a collection of psalms and motets in Hebrew, for the Synagogue, drawing on the Italian polyphonic style of composition employed by the Christian Church.

In a period of intense anti-Semitism, when the Jewish community in Italy were required by law to wear on their clothing a yellow 'badge of shame', Rossi's musical skills were highly regarded by the Mantuan court.

His collection was not only the first of its kind; it would also remain unique for more than two hundred years.

Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of Salamone Rossi, who wrote for the Synagogue.

EMS20111119

Lucie Skeaping explores the life and extraordinary music of Salamone Rossi, a 17th Century Jewish composer based in Mantua.

He wrote a collection of psalms and motets in Hebrew, for the Synagogue, drawing on the Italian polyphonic style of composition employed by the Christian Church.

In a period of intense anti-Semitism, when the Jewish community in Italy were required by law to wear on their clothing a yellow 'badge of shame', Rossi's musical skills were highly regarded by the Mantuan court.

His collection was not only the first of its kind; it would also remain unique for more than two hundred years.

Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of Salamone Rossi, who wrote for the Synagogue.