Section 2: Renaissance, Baroque & Classical
Michelangelo Leonardo Da Vinci Donatello
Raphael Shakespeare Martin Luther
Palestrina Bacon Medici
Gutenberg Machiavelli Galileo
Rembrandt Newton Vivaldi
J. S. Bach Handel Bernini
Versailles Opera Encyclopedia
Harvey Napoleon Mozart
1. Michelangelo, Florence “The Cradle of the Arts”
2. Leonardo Da Vinci
3. Raphael, “School of Athens”, “Air on a G String” by J. S. Bach
4. “The Merchant of Venice”, by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 130, My Mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
from “Romeo and Juliet”
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!
5. The Medieval Bank, Medici and the Church
6. “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”, Martin Luther
7. Giovanni Perluigi Palestrina, “Kyrie”, from Missa Pape Marcelli
8. “Spring”, Antonio Vivaldi of Venice
9. “Toccata and Fugue in G minor”, J. S. Bach
10. Cantata 140, “Wachet Auf”, J. S. Bach
11. Gutenberg and the moveable type printing press
14. “Hallelujah”, from The Messiah, George Frederic Handel
16. Monteverdi, “Tu se morta”
17. Isaac Newton
Eine Kleine Nacht Music
Don Giovanni, Don Juan
20. Beethoven, piano sonata