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Archive for July 12, 2013

Art and Music: Berlioz

Basílica El Escorial Crucifijo by Benvenuto Cellini

Hear Berlioz’s music inspired by Benvenuto Cellini, a true Renaissance man; living from 1500-1571, he was a leading sculptor, reportedly an excellent flutist, a goldsmith, a painter, a draftsman, and a soldier. The Florentine artist also served as papal stamp maker, designing coins and other images for official business. As a defender of Rome in 1527, he claimed to have shot the Prince of Orange and the Bourbon constable