Modern Ears To Hear Music For First Time In Hundreds Of Years

Modern Ears To Hear Music For First Time In Hundreds Of YearsHow is it possible in 2018 that music unheard for hundreds of years is still being discovered?

When rising star Spanish Baroque violinist and musicologist Daniel Pinteño makes his Australian debut in Mediterráneo: Music from the courts of Spain, he and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will give one world premiere - in modern times - and two Australian premieres.

"In Spain, we have a lot of work still to do," says Daniel.

"Countries like France, England and others did this recovery work decades ago but here in Spain we had to wait until this new, fresh and very motivated musicologist movement emerged."

"Now, the musicologists and the musicians of the historically informed performance movement are working together to open the archives of the Spanish cathedrals and palaces here, and overseas in countries like Mexico and Guatemala."

The manuscripts or facsimiles of the pieces to be premiered in Sydney and Melbourne found their way into a range of collections around the world: the Brunetti in the Library of Congress, Washington; the Basset in the Stockholm Statens Musikbibliotek and Biblioteca Nacional de España; and Biblioteca Nacional de España again for the López.

"I'm absolutely thrilled that we will have the opportunity to work with Spain's Daniel Pinteño who is an outstandingly bright star in the next generation of international Baroque violinists," says Paul Dyer, Artistic Director.

Daniel is the leader of the ensemble Concerto 1700, which he founded in 2015, and has studied extensively in Spain and Germany, including with former Brandenburg guest director and soloist, Professor Hiro Kurosaki.

Mediterráneo will offer Australian audiences a glimpse into the majesty and passion of the imperial Spanish court of the 17th and 18th centuries in Madrid, and the various court composers and musicians, as well as those that passed through, including Vivaldi.

Performance details

City Recital Hall
Wed 5, Fri 7, Sat 8, Wed 12, Fri 14 September at 7PM
Matinee Sat 8 September at 2PM
Ph: 1300 782 856 / (02) 9328 7581

Melbourne Recital Centre
Sat 15 September at 7PM, Sun 16 September at 5PM. BOOKINGS:Ph: 1300 782 856 / (02) 9328 or after 12 noon on Fri 14 September, Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office, Ph: (03) 9699 3333

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