The Portland Art Museum exhibition Venice - The Golden Age of Art and Music, is worth multiple visits to take in the two floors of artworks, manuscripts, and musical instruments on view. Intended as a multimedia presentation exploring the connections between art and music, you can use headphones for an audio tour, or listen to the musical works that are featured in each room.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Art summarizes this exhibition as follows:
Splendore a Venezia, organized, developed, produced and circulated by the Museum, brings together masterworks by many of the most renowned names associated with the city on the lagoon: visual artists directly associated with the musical life of the city include Titian, Tintoretto, Bassano, Giovanni Battista and Domenico Tiepolo, and Francesco Guardi, many of whom were also amateur musicians, as well as Bernardo Strozzi, Pietro Longhi and Canaletto, whose paintings record the role of music in Venetian life. The exhibition also includes manuscripts and publications by Venetian composers like Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Albinoni, Lotti and Vivaldi.
Continue listening to more of the works of composers from home with Music Online from Alexander Street Press, available with your Multnomah County Library card. All of the audio recordings from Music Online are linked through the Multnomah County Library catalog by composer, title, performers, and subjects with a new catalog type: "streaming music." Login with the barcode number and password (pin) from your Multnomah County Library card. Use the advanced search to find recordings by compoers' names, by era of music, and keyword.
Examples of recordings
Venice Before Vivaldi: A Portrait of Giovanni Legrenzi
Monteverdi Duets & Solos
Create a login and save favorites to a playlist, to return to the next time you use Music Online.