Raquel Andueza & La Galanía

Monteverdi & friends

Closed doors ° Sunday 24 June ° 17.00 ° 50’
Kerk, Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Kasteelstraat 6, 3740 Bilzen

Historical

Passion, tenderness, longing, absence, anguish, hope and desire … all of them can be found in this music that is subordinate to its text in a way that was little short of revolutionary at the time. It was the dawn of the Baroque, one of most audacious and courageous periods in music history, beginning in the Italy of Monteverdi, Kapsberger and Merula. Intense lines and tension between melody and bass are combined with a rhetorical disposition which aims to touch the listener’s emotions, always based on the principles of the seconda prattica.

Raquel Andueza, whose voice has become an intrinsic element of the early music scene, and her ensemble La Galanía present a concert of the lyrical love poetry of the early Italian baroque. Focusing on Claudio Monteverdi, the programme develops into an conversation between lovers. Music in its pure state.

Raquel Andueza, soprano - Pierre Pitzl, baroque guitar - Jesús Fernández Baena, theorbo​

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