Music from the Time of Charles V West Garden Court in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

Music from the Time of Charles V

February 9, 3:30 p.m.
West Building, West Garden Court
Undoubtedly the most powerful man in 16th-century Europe from his teens until his death in 1558, he ruled the Hapsburg Netherlands (1506–1556), the Spanish Empire (1516–1556), and the Holy Roman Empire (1519–1558). Nordic Voices has chosen music from Charles’s era, with the exception of the first piece in each set, which is a Norwegian Gregorian chant from the Olavsmusikken (c. 1100). Celebrating the exhibition Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain, on view through February 17, 2020.