VENETIAN SPLENDOUR IN COPENHAGEN

| 18:00 | Concerts for children and families

VENETIAN SPLENDOUR IN COPENHAGEN

Sacred music on both sides of the Alps

Church of Peace Sanssouci / Address: Church of Peace

artists

SCHERZI MUSICALI
Alice Foccroulle, soprano
Luciana Mancini, mezzo-soprano
Kevin D. Skelton, tenor
Sebastian Mariño Leon, baritone

Lambert Colson, cornett | Joanna Huszcza Fiona Poupard, violin | Eriko Semba, Justin Glaie, viola da gamba and lirone | Anaïs Ramage, curtal | Solmund Nystabakk, theorbo | Korneel Bernolet, organ

Musical direction, baritone, theorbo and harp: Nicolas Achten

program

Compositions by
Giovanni Gabrieli (Sacrae Symphoniae, 1597/1615)
and his students
Heinrich Schütz (Symphoniae Sacrae I, 1629; Small Sacred Concerts I, 1636)
and Mogens Pedersøn (Pratum spirituale, 1620)

description

The year is 1600 and there is no place for listening to the most magnificent music like St Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. And there is no teacher of such music like Giovanni Gabrieli. That is why princes decided to send their most gifted musicians to study at the lagoon. When Heinrich Schütz arrived in 1609, the young Danish composer Mogens Pedersøn had just started the journey home. Both men would make their teacher proud. Schütz becomes famous far beyond Dresden where he works and spends a few happy years removed from the hardship of the Thirts Years’ War as director of music in Copenhagen. Pedersøn is the first Danish musician to be appointed vice conductor at the Danish Court – his music is worth being discovered.

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