Classical music is once more in the spotlight with a new edition of the series of chamber music concerts as part of the Time of Change programme organised by the Consorcio para la Conmemoración del II Centenario de la Constitución de 1812 (Consortium for the Celebration of the Bicentenary of the Constitution of 1812) and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).
The repertoires featured in the eight concerts revive the memory of the musicians of the Spanish Court prior to the French invasion, taking us forward in time as far as those who were obliged to leave Spain upon the restoration of Ferdinand VII and who, seeking more liberal or favourable climates, went into exile in France and England. All combined with the key figures of the Classicist world and the first musical Romantic movement in Europe. From the precursors of baroque and pre-classical musicians (Boccherinni Brunetti) an analysis of the archetype classicism, Haydn, is presented, along with his influence on Spanish musicians, before turning to the triumphal moment of European music with Beethoven and the Romantics who presided over the period of the 1812 Constitution.
The first performance in the season will be given by pianist Josep Colom on 14 February, as he performs Sonata, op. 14, no. 2 in G major, Sonata 21, op. 53, in C (Waldstein) and Sonata 32, op. 11, all by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The Cuarteto Quiroga are featured in the second of the concerts in the season, to be staged on 20 March. Aitor Hevia and Cibrán Sierra (violin), Dénes Ludmány (viola) and Helena Poggio (cello) will delight the audience with Quartet no. 2 by Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga and Quartet op. 59 no. 1 by Beethoven.
The Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla will take over performing duties on 31 March. The concert, a one-off during the season, will feature a programme including the overture L'Isola Disabitata Hob. XVIII/9 by Haydn, Aria Accademica no. 2 Se non ti moro allato , for soprano and strings by Boccherini and lastly Symphony no. 23 in F and the Aria: Involarmi il mio tesoro , for treble and orchestra Scena: Non so piu dovìo sia , for treble and orchestra, Symphony no. 33 with solo cello El Maniático by Brunetti.
The Soloists of London will then be making their contribution to the season on Tuesday, 17 April with a repertoire comprising Quartet no. 14 en D minor, D. 810 Death and the Maiden (Mahler's octet version) by Schubert and the String Octet in E flat, Op. 20. by Mendelssohn.
The fifth of the concerts will be performed by mezzosoprano Elena Grajera and pianist Antón Cardó. The two performers will be playing an extensive repertoire comprising works by Vicente Martín y Soler, Pablo Esteve, Jacinto Valledor, Santiago de Masarnau, Blas de la Serna Castellanos, Manuel García and Sebastián Iradier.
Pianist Roger Vignoles and baritone Florian Boesch will then take over on 6 June with a tribute to Franz Schubert in Winter's Journey.
The season will resume on 16 October, when young pianist David Kadouch will be performing Variations in (Hob. XVII.6) by Haydn, the Weavers' Chorus from The Flying Dutchman by Wagner-Liszt, the Grand Sonata in F minor, opus 14, by Schumann and lastly Chopin's Preludes.
The season will draw to a close on 6 November when Michael Thomas (violin), Adolfo Gutiérrez (cello) and Graham Jackson (piano) will perform Beethoven's Archduke Trio and Schubert's Trio in B flat.
This season of music rounds off the 3rd 'Campus Clásica' Permanent Seminar, which this time focuses on the theme of Classicism and Romanticism. The course, organised by the Consorcio del Bicentenario, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Universidad de Cádiz, aims to shape new audiences in the field of classical music and provide direct contact with concerts through explanations delivered by experts.
Iglesia del Carmen (Cadiz, Spain)
14.02.2012 at 8:30h pm Josep Colom
Oratorio San Felipe (Cadiz, Spain)
20.03.2012 at 8:30h pm Cuarteto Quiroga
31.03.2012 at 8:30h pm Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla
17.04.2012 at 8:30h pm The Soloists of London
08.05.2012 at 8:30h pm Elena Gragera / Antón Cardó
06.06.2012 at 8:30h pm Vignoles / Boesch
16.10.2012 at 8:30h pm David Kadouch
06.11.2012 at 8:30h pm M. Thomas/ A. Gutiérrez / G. Jackson
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