Songs and Dances in the Shade
of Mount Vesuvio
U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7
Madonna tu mi fai lo scorrucciato
Andrea Falconieri (1585/1586 – 1656)
O Bellisimi Capelli
Bella Fanciulla dal viso rosato
Filli Cara et Amata
Nudo arciero che si altero
Non piu d’amore, non piu d’ardore
Bella porta di rubini
Segui, segui dolente core
Giovanni Domenico da Nola (ca 1510–1592)
Giovanni Giacomo de Antiquis (? – 1608)
Madonna, non so far tante parole
La carra feci porg´ogni speranza
Giovanni Maria Trabaci (ca 1575 – 1647)
Adrian Willaert (1490–1562)
Stefano Landi (1587–1639)
A che mi fu egli
Canta la Cicaletta
L’uelh del vesent
La vita ti parla (tarantella)
Concert with intermission.
Expected end of the concert: 22:00.
Jowan Merckx – recorders, whistles and bagpipes
Sofie Vanden Eynde – theorbo
Just as St Clare’s Chapel looks down upon the Troja Chateau from the nearby hill in Prague, the charming city of Naples stretches under the surveillance of Mount Vesuvius. Santa Chiara – whose large monastery and church are situated at the heart of Naples – is, of course, the one who connects the two places.
In this programme, we will be invited to the vortex of the city’s musical life in the Baroque times. Our guides will be a foursome of exquisite musicians: English virtuoso on historical harps, Sarah Louise Ridy, Belgian soprano Lore Binon and her two compatriots, Jowan Merckx on the bagpipe and Sofie Vanden Eynde on theorbo.
They will take us on tour of the crooked alleys filled with music by Falconieri, Da Nola or Trabaci, all from Naples, and their art of improvisation will come in useful especially as they perform the comical villanellas that are so closely linked with Napule, as the locals call their city.
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Partners of the concert
Embassy of Belgium – General Representation of the Flemish Government