“Boschereccia n. 2 — Palazzo d’Accursio”

Albumleaf 162: October 10, 2019 (Bologna)

This boschereccia is a more civilized room, with symmetrical, framed frescoes and a much less reverberant acoustic.  Perhaps a social gathering is underway, the music blending with the small-group conversations scattered around the room.  The homophonic texture continues from the first movement’s conclusion; repeated notes evoke the play of water in the fountains painted on the walls.  At the end, we turn away from the hubbub to observe the stillness of a statue in the room’s center.