Spinato intorno al cor

Fascinating Trecento Music

Antonio Zacara da Teramo


CURRENTES (Norway) – vocal and instrumental ensemble
Kristin Mulders – mezzo-soprano
Kjetil Almenning – tenor
Hans Lub – medieval fiddle
David Catalunya – clavisimbalum
Jostein Gundersen – recorders, artistic director


Thursday 25. 7. 2013, 8.00 pm
The New Town Hall
, The Big Hall, Karlovo nám. 1/23, Prague 2

Supported by the Norwegian Embassy. In collaboration with Pratue 2 and the New Town Hall.


On 25 July, the New-Town Hall resounded with music that was composed around the time of its establishment. The illustrious Norwegian flutist Jostein Gundersen with Currentes ensemble and two vocal soloists – Kristina Mulders and Kjetil Almenning – filled its ancient walls with renaissance ballatas, chansons and madrigals. The riveting and sophisticated music was composed the Italian trecento singer and author Antonio Zacaro da Teramo (ca 1365–1416), a contemporary of Charles IV.


Concert programme

Antonio Zacara da Teramo (cca 1365–1416)
Ferito già d’un amoroso dardo
Movit’ a pietade
Benché lontan me trov’in altra parte

Le temps verrà tamtoust après
Nuda non era
Plorans ploravi perchè la fortuna

Spinato intorno al cor
Un fior gentil m’apparse
Rosetta che non cambi mai colore
Spinato intorno al cor


Summer Festivities of Early Music
Harmonie 9/2013, Marc Niubò
A concert with erudite programming introducing extremely rare repertoire […].


Kirstin Mulders performed the  demanding, virtuosic part quite admiringly.


The great success of the rather demanding programme, even from the listeners’ point of view,  speaks in favour of both the young ensemble and the festival audiences.

Hudební rozhledy 10/2013, Lukáš Vytlačil
The mezzo soprano Kristin Mulders combined perfect technique with great sensibility for this kind of music as well as the sung text.


The performance of the instrumentalists […] were simply outstanding.


His diminutions […] were a real treat and Gundersen played with great lightness.


The musicians used up the many possibilities and variations that the instrumentation offered. Owing to all these factors, the concert was an exquisite musical experience.