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Great Dates 3 - 1564 Palestrina and the Rise of the Violin - Part 5

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Published on Apr 2, 2010

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOBJtS...

The year is 1564 and Europe is still reeling from the effects of the Reformation. The sacred music of the two churches Catholic and Protestant was developing in completely different ways. Instrumental music was also rapidly gaining in importance as was ballet, championed by Catherine de' Medici, Queen of France. From the violin, which dominated her dance bands, the orchestra would emerge.

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