Spanish and Basque Dance Music in Versailles
G. Sanz, M. P. de Albéniz, M. Marais

Monday 24.07.2017 | 20:00 Troja Château
U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7


Bralea-Pelegria Naiziela

Mateo Pérez Albéniz (1755–1831)
Sonata in D

Claude Gervaise (1525–1583)
Pavane, Gallarde & Branle de Champagne

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)
Ballet de Xerxés
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Bourré & Rondeau pour Les Basques
Marche pour la Cérémonie Turque; Premiere Air & Second des Espagnols;

Marin Marais (1656–1728)
Pièces de viole
Le Basque
Marche pour les Matelots

Le Clerc (1697–1764)
La Bourré de Basque

André Campra (1660-1744)
Tragedia Camille
La Byscayen

J.-B. Lully (1632–1687) / Robert de Viseé (1655-1733)
Pièces en do majeur

Gaspar Sanz(1640-1710) / Francisco Guerau (1649-1722)
Mariona / Chacona

Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739)
Cigras Selectas de Guitarra

Gaspar Sanz(1640-1710)


Miren Zeberio – baroque violin
Mixel Etxekopar – Txirulak flutes
Pablo Martín Caminero – violone
Daniel Garay – percussions


On the staircase of the Troja Chateau in the outskirts of Prague, the venue of this exceptional concert, the Titans battle with Ancient gods while inside the baroque villa the imperial Habsburg and Polish armies are depicted in combat with the Turks. Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV was occupied by different clashes, like that between French and Spanish music. This mutual testing of strength and influence had the king’s blessing since the Sun King married María Teresa, originally form El Escorial in the heart of Spain.


Enrike Solinís, the musical mage from Spain – or more precisely from Bilbao in the Basque country – is thus perfectly qualified to tell us about the Pyrenean rhythms in Versailles. Besides his baroque guitar, he had at hand his Euskal Barrokensemble whose exotic name of can be easily made out if we know that euskal means “Basque”. Dantza, of course, is “dance” in that ancient tongue.


Troja Château

U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7

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Partners of the concert

In collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Prague, the Institute Cervantes Prague, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and Prague City Gallery.

The concert is recorded by the Czech Radio 3.