La Spagna

Court and Dance Music of Spanish Renaissance

Monday 02. 08. 2021 | 20.00 Troja Château
U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7
With intermission


Sanz, Ortiz, Negri

Costanzo Festa (ca 1485/1490–1545)
La Spagna – Baixa dansa

Josquin des Prés (ca 1450/1455–1521)
Fortuna desperata

Joan Ambrosio Dalza (činný / fl. 1508)
Alla Spagnola
Saltarello & Piva

Antonio de Cabezón (ca 1510–1566)
Para quién crié yo cabellos
Pavana con su glosa

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz (ca 1626–1677)

Gaspar Sanz (ca 1640–1710)
Pavanas al aire español y Paradetas

Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739)

Diego Ortiz (ca 1510–1570)
Recercadas sobre la Spagna
Romanescas y folías

Cesare Negri (1536–1605)
Austria Felice, villancico, spagnoletto y canario


David Antich – soprano, alto and tenor recorders
Robert Cases – theorbo, Baroque guitar
Pau Ballester – percussions


Just as dance is at the foundation of music, the beautiful dance song “La Spagna” circulates in the veins of Spanish music. Up to 250 versions of this work have been preserved, with masters such as Diego Ortiz, Heinrich Isaac or Josquin des Prés being among its admirers. The especially hot-blooded month of August is ideal for dancing! In this respect, we will be greatly assisted by the renowned Spanish ensemble Capella de Ministrers, which was founded in 1987, and has since been led, by the tireless viol player Carles Magraner. At an exclusive concert full of court and dance music, we will, in the company of Santiago de Murcia, Lucas Ruyz de Ribayaz and Gaspar Sanz, explore the rhythmical and full-bloodied renaissance and baroque of the Pyrenees. Let the summer be full of dance!


Troja Château

U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7

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Partners of the concert

With the kind support of the Embassy of Spain in Prague, the Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and in collaboration with the Prague City Gallery.