"Amid the raging anniversaries of Leonard Bernstein and Claude Debussy, there’s one that the excellent early-music ensemble Tenet is not going to let slip by: Giovanni Rovetta (c. 1595/97–1668), who died 350 years ago this year. He was a Monteverdi-era composer of mainly sacred music who spent his life performing multiple musical duties at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. That fact alone means that the music is going have all manner of antiphonal effects (St. Mark’s is that kind of building) and much instrumental virtuosity. Added to that is Rovetta’s unusual gift for melody. Tenet’s concert is Sept. 28 at Church of St. Joseph (371 6th Ave.)."
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