Wonder, according to Descartes, is a primary passion that arises upon observing something strange, extraordinary, unexpected or surprising. The virtuosic repertory of the Baroque era, loaded with stravaganza, is one of the vehicles most suited to arousing this indescribable wonder in the spectator. Two of the most striking examples of this are Corelli’s Sonatas Op. 5 (a model of virtuosity throughout the eighteenth century) and Biber’s Rosary Sonatas (a collection whose circulation was limited during his time and which combine equal doses of sacred and secular elements).
A summary of the 2015-2016 Season with over 150 concerts divided into 27 projects, including diverse genres such as music theatre, jazz, the great classical repertory, world polyphonies and contemporary music. One of the most significant novelties is that the audio and video of the Wednesday concerts will be broadcast live, through www.march.es/directo