Lecture | Matthew Martin ‘Music at the exiled Stuart Court in Rome’

Music at the exiled Stuart Court

Dr Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator, International Decorative Arts and Antiquities

Antonio David, The Baptism of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in Rome, 1725

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