Music at the exiled Stuart Court
Dr Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator, International Decorative Arts and Antiquities
The courts of exiled Stuart monarchs James II and James III were distinguished by their rich musical lives and both kings made music an important part of court ceremonial. James II’s court was of great significance in the introduction of a taste for Italian music at the French court, and James III and his musically talented sons influenced opera in Rome. Illustrated with recent musical recordings of period instruments. The lecture will be followed by a free screening of Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) at 3pm.
Date: Sun 2 Jun, 1.30pm
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, St Kilda Rd
Bookings: Information & bookings Ph +61 3 8662 1555 10am-5pm daily, $18 Adult / $12 Member / $14 Concession