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Katherine focuses on early and Renaissance pieces that provide the foundations for music as we know it today.
The Miserere is a setting of a Psalm, most probably composed during the 1630s for use in the Sistine Chapel during special Easter services. Legend has it that it was forbidden to write this music down as it was only allowed to be performed at very specific times. Then one day, 14-year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart heard the piece while he was in Rome. Afterwards, he wrote it down entirely from memory, returning to the Sistine Chapel two days later to make sure he’d got it right. 'And thanks to young Wolfie we can now all hear just how sublime it is,' says Katherine.
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