Saturday Concerts

Charles IV’s Unpublished Music: the Parma Library

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Charles IV (1748-1819) has gone down in history are the music-loving king par excellence. Himself an experienced violinist since the period he spent in Italy, he endowed the court of Madrid with an intense musical life that filled his palaces and was passed on to several members of the royal family. In fact, his daughter Maria Luisa of Spain, and her husband Louis of Etruria would amass a vast music library preserved today in Parma. The recent discovery of this colossal collection allows the soundscape of the private areas of some of the Bourbons to be reconstructed. A selection of works, most of which are unpublished, will be performed for the first time in this concert series.

Concerts in this series