Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Music and the Renaissance

10 episodes, 1958, WQED (Pittsburgh)

From WNET:

"'Music and the Renaissance' introduces viewers to the effect life in the Renaissance period had on the musical compositions of that period, with particular emphasis on the court, church, art and literature of the time. Colin Sterne, assistant professor of Music History and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh, present the music of the Renaissance period played on authentic instruments used during that period (recorder, viola da gamba, lute, tenor viol, virginals, etc.). The performing musicians are members of the Saturday Consort. Italy, Germany and the Netherlands are the countries on which the series concentrates. The series was produced by WQED, Pittsburgh, with Colin Sterne as producer."