My recent video blogs have detailed how I dove headfirst into the sounds of Renaissance and used period-appropriate instruments and performance practices to evoke the era. Going one step further, I actually used compositions from the time period in my score. (If Lorenzo de Medici were to travel through time and watch this series, he would recognize his own theme as the one composed by his court composer!) In tonight’s video blog, I sit down with series music historian Adam Knight Gilbert and discuss two themes in particular that were drawn straight from the pages of music history:
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD: “The Devil” introduces a new character to the series: Vlad III, a.k.a. Dracula, the true historical inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.