Fantasías y glosas

Virtuosity in Spanish Music of the 16th and 17th Centuries
(A. Cabezón, D. Ortiz, J. Arcadelt)


Accademia del Piacere (Spain)
Fahmi Alqhai – viola da gamba, artistic director (Spain)
Rami Alqhai – viola da gamba
Enrique Solinís – vihuela & baroque guitar
Alberto Martínez Molina – harpsichord


Monday 26 July 2010, 8 pm
Troja Chateau, U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7


The Troja chateau was dressed in Spanish hues when the Andalusian ensemble, the Accademia del Piacere („Academy of Pleasure“), directed by the eminent young gamba player Fahmi Alqhai, came to present „their very own“ composers –  Antonio Cabezón, Diego Ortiz, Cristobalo de Morales and Gasparo Sanz. But that was not all! Fahmi Alqhai’s interpretations overflew with imagination and mastery of improvisation. Thus, even the ancient gods at Troja stopped their eternal fight with the titans for a while and joined us in an exceptionally enjoyable evening.