Música Mediterránea

Music form Spain and Italy

With this concert we go through two centuries of an eclectic and complex tradition, two centuries of fruitful contrasts, two centuries of Spanish and Neapolitan music. An incredible way of the mandolin through the centuries in the Kingdom of Naples and at the Court of Spain. A rare, original and authentic music.

Arias and works by: Ribayaz, Gaspar Sanz, Domenico Scarlatti, Boccherini, Falconieri, Valente, Santiago de Murcia, Blas de Laserna…Performers: 6 musicians & Nuria Rial, soprano.

Since the baroque period, the Spanish music has been chanting between the erudite and the popular. Isolated in the peninsula, with a so different history from the rest of the Europe, Spanish baroque music amplifies its possibilities, plays with its "Iberism" and boosts it to be different from the other European countries. It is on these aspects between cultivated and folkloric tradition that the "copla Española" has been built up to the present day: a musical genre incomparable, unique in Europe. In Spain, it is the profane music that develops the national character from popular forms like the villancicos. But very soon the Italianism invaded the peninsula from the second half of the seventeenth century except for the sacred music where the innovations of the baroque style will not have immediate access. That said, Spanish music would retain a strong local colour throughout the baroque period.


[...] The ornaments are elegantly chiseled, the text cleverly articulated and the interpretation convincing, even in the lieder of Mozart.

Fono Forum, CD Sospiri d’amanti. Sony