The Jew Without The Yellow Badge - Salamone Rossi And The Song Of Solomon

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Lucie Skeaping explores the life and extraordinary music of Salamone Rossi, a 17th Century Jewish composer based in Mantua.

He wrote a collection of psalms and motets in Hebrew, for the Synagogue, drawing on the Italian polyphonic style of composition employed by the Christian Church.

In a period of intense anti-Semitism, when the Jewish community in Italy were required by law to wear on their clothing a yellow 'badge of shame', Rossi's musical skills were highly regarded by the Mantuan court.

His collection was not only the first of its kind; it would also remain unique for more than two hundred years.

Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of Salamone Rossi, who wrote for the Synagogue.