What to expect
Josquin Desprez: Excerpts from "Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae" a. o.
Cipriano de Rore: Excerpts from "Missa Vivat felix Hercules" a. o.
Duration: around 70 minutes without a break
Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66
U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction
"Ercole" in the pure tones of the Renaissance
Many rulers chose Hercules, the muscle man with the cudgel, as their idol from ancient times. In the d’Este family, who ruled over Ferrara und Modena for centuries, the first name Ercole was the rule. It was this that inspired Josquin Desprez to write “Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae“, one of his most beautiful masses, in 1503. 50 years later, Cipriano de Rore took up the idea and created his “Missa Vivat felix Hercules” for a younger Ercole d’Este. The Viennese mastersingers Cinquecento present these Hercules masses in the pure tones of the Renaissance.