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Music at the Courts of the Ancien Régime

28 and 29 October, 25 and 26 November 2016, 27 and 28 January, 24 and 25 February, 12 and 13 May, 26 and 27 May, 13 and 14 June 2017
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Introduction

Art and music as symbols of power, but also as sources of scholarly delight. Both premises were combined in the most intimate courtly spaces, inhabited by exquisite music and refined composers at the privileged service of a monarch. Seven representative examples in sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Europe; seven courts of very different sizes, but all governed by music-loving kings and queens for whom music was more than a simple pastime.

SERIES: Music at the Courts of the Ancien Régime

PDF version of the program "Music at the Courts of the Ancien Régime"

Program of the series:

  • (I) Charles V and the Imperial Music (28 and 29 October 2016)
    • Presentation: Pepe Rey
    • La Danserye & Capella Prolationum
    • Works by T. Susato, C. de Morales, P. de Manchicourt, Clemens non Papa, Th. Crecquillon, J. Lupi, J. de Richafort, N. Gombert and A. de Cabezón
  • (II) Henry VIII, Composer (25 and 26 November 2016)
    • Presentation: Tess Knighton
    • Alamire. David Skinner, conductor
    • Works by W. Cornysh, R. Pygott, R. Fayrfax and Enrique VIII
  • (III) Frederick the Great, King and Flute Player (27 and 28 January 2017)
    • Presentation: Javier Barón
    • Florilegium (Ashley Solomon, baroque flute; Bojan Cicic, baroque violin; Terence Charlson, clavicord and Jennifer Morsches, baroque cello) and Javier Barón, conferenciante and presenter
    • Works by C. P. E. Bach, F. Benda, J. S. Bach and J. J. Quantz
  • (IV) Christina, Queen of Sweden in the Arcadia (24 and 25 February 2017)
    • Presentation: Bernardo J. García
    • Ensemble Aurora. Enrico Gatti, violin & conductor
    • Works by A. Corelli; A. Stradella, B. Pasquini, C. A. Lonati and A. Scarlatti
  • (V) Louis XIV, the Sun King (12 and 13 May 2017)
    • Presentation: Ramón Andrés
    • Ramón Andrés, conferenciante and presenter; La Bellemont (Sara Ruiz, viola da gamba; Rafael Muñoz, baroque guitar and theorbo and Laura Puerto, harpsichord) and Xosé Luis Saqués, direction and lighting
    • Works by A. Forqueray, M. Marais, R. de Visée and F. Couperin
  • (VI) Haydn in Eszterháza (26 and 27 May 2017)
    • Presentation: Benet Casablancas
    • La Tempestad. Silvia Márquez, fortepiano & conductor
    • Symphonies in version of chamber of J. Haydn
  • (VII) Maria Barbara of Portugal, the Harpsichordist (13 and 14 June 2017)
    • Presentation: José Máximo Leza
    • Rinaldo Alessandrini, harpsichord and José Máximo Leza, conferenciante and presenter
    • Works by D. Scarlatti, C. Seixas and S. de Albero
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