PROGRAMS 07-08

Incidental Music

DON JUAN, NOCHE TENEBROSA

Espectáculo musical sobre el mito de de Don Juan Tenorio

Antonio Literes. Música escénica
The most beautiful arias and “tonadas” from zarzuelas “Acis y Galatea” (1708) and “Hasta lo insensible adora” (1713)

Soloist: Xenia Meijer, mezzo. (Formation: 1 singer and 8 instrumentalists)

HASTA LO INSENSIBLE ADORA

Zarzuela dated in 1713 by Antonio de Literes in concert version.

Absolute premiere in modern times. Important recovery of a work of the biggest theatrical Spanish composer of the first half of the 18th Century.  (Formation: 7 singers and 10 instrumentalists)

Instrumental Music

ZARAMBEQUES
The best baroque Spanish music for guitar in a program extracted from the distinguished record Zarambeques. Musical colourist, flood of opposite paces. The great masters Gaspar Sanz, Francisco Guerau or Santiago de Murzia knew as nobody uniting the subtlety of the court music with the honesty of popular music.

(Formation: trio or quinteto)

Silva de sirenas
The music for vihuela of the Golden Century is considered to be one of the best repertoires of the Spanish musical history. Dances, fantasies, disputes in a fine and refined sonorous world.

(Formation: trio)

Música de las Naciones
Obras de Corbetta, De Visée, Murzia, Sanz, Kapsperger...

Vocal-Instrumental Music

SILVA DE SIRENAS

The extraordinary voice of Carlos Mena and Armoniosi Concerti’s vihuelas recreate a repertoire of a fascinating beauty, a studding of shades and constant subtleties. Works by Valderrábano, Morales, Mudarra, Fuenllana.

(Formation: 1 singer and 3 instrumentalists)

PERDONE EL AMOR

“Tonos humanos” and cantatas of the Spanish baroque. Close to Juan Hidalgo’s “tonos” atre interpreted others practically unknown by Sebastian Duron and anonymous composers found in manuscripts preserved in the BNE and the Library of Catalonia.

Soloist: María Espada, sopran. (Formation: 1 singer and 3 instrumentalists)

 

ERA LA NOTTE

Marta Almajano, soprano

Armoniosi Concerti, tiorbas y guitarras barrocas

DOLCISSIMO TORMENTO D’AMOR

The virtuoso vocal music from the Italian Seicento accompanied on the theorbo, tiorbino, lute and baroque guitars. Works by Monteverdi, Ferrari, Landi and Handel from a sonorous different perspective.

Soloist: María Espada, sopran. (Formation: 1 singer and 3 instrumentalists)

CANTARES DE ALABANZA

 Cantadas, villancicos and tonos in the Iberian countries and the New World. Works by Hidalgo, Durón, Sumaya, Marques Lesbio and anonymous.

(4 singers and 8 instrumentalists) 

VUELAN MIS SUSPIROS

Spanish music from the beginning of 17th Century for three voices, mostly from the ms. “Romances y letras a tres vozes” in the BNE. Works by Diego Gómez, Pujol, Palomares, Garzón and anonymous.

(3 singers and  4 instrumentalists)

Programs of JUAN CARLOS RIVERA

OBRAS MAESTRAS DEL BARROCO

Masterworks of Baroque. Some of the best music for guitar by Sanz, Guerau, Santa Cruz and Murzia followed by great suites for theorbo by Bach and De Visée.

MÚSICA ESPAÑOLA DE LOS SIGLOS DE ORO

Spanish music from the Golden Ages. A first recital part with vihuela and a second one with baroque guitar.

EN CIFRAS Y CANTO

(Vocal-Instrumental). The most beautiful vihuelists songs in the voice of countertenor Carlos Mena, including some religious music by Tomás Luis de Victoria from the manuscripts of the British Library.

ET JESUM

(Vocal-Instrumental). Religious music program. Works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Alonso Mudarra, Miguel de Fuenllana, Cristóbald e Morales and others. Featuring: Carlos Mena, countertenor.