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Stockholm: music in Raphael's time

Date:

08/18/2020


Stockholm: music in Raphael's time

The Embassy of Italy in Sweden and the Italian Cultural Institute present Punctum Contra Punctum. Symmetries and Visions in the Italian Renaissance, a concert by guitarist Simone Vallerotonda.

The performance - organised as part of the Stockholm Early Music Festival (SEMF), the most significant event dedicated to Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music in the Nordic countries - is a celebration of the fifth centenary of Raffaello Sanzio's death: "In Urbino on Good Friday, April 6, 1483, at three o'clock in the morning Raffaello Sanzio was born. Raphael began his brief earthly adventure, so intense and burning as to be considered a legend. The game of coincidences seems to pre-order and favour circumstances more faithful to the myth than to man. On Good Friday, April 6, 1520, at three o'clock in the morning, Raphael died".

 

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Painting, architecture, music, poetry, theatre, society, look to the Greek model of perfection and beauty. Everything looks at Nature as harmony, proportion, symmetry. Man is at the centre of the Universe and in this new harmonious and synergic dimension with Nature and God, he is the creator of his destiny.

The valorisation of all human potential is at the basis of the individual's dignity rejecting the separation between spirit and body. The search for pleasure and happiness is praised in all its forms as search and knowledge of the "I" according to Nature. Man is at the centre of the Nature system.

The concert - lasting about 50 minutes - will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 at the Finnish Church (Finska Kyrkan) of Gamla Stan in Stockholm.

 

PROGRAM

- Joan Ambrosio Dalza (? - 1508)

Intabulatura de lauto libro IV, Venezia 1508

Tastar de corde

Calata alla spagnuola

 

- Francesco Spinacino (1485 - ? )

Intabolatura de lauto, Venice 1507

Bassadans

 

- Vincenzo Capirola (1475-1548)

Composition of Capirola meser, 1517 Brescia

Ricercare primo

O mia cieca e dura sorte

 

- Marco dall’aquila (1480-1544)

München Manuscript 266

Recercar

La Traditora

Donne impresare il vostro burato a capita

Chuor Languor

 

- Anonymous

Intabolatura de leuto de diversi autori, Milan 1536

Tocha, tocha la canella

 

- Alberto da Ripa (circa 1500 - 1551)

Premier leut tablature libre de leut, Paris 1552

Fantasy II

Pavana "Romanesca"

Gagliarda "La Milanese"

 

- H. Newsidler (1508 - 1563)

München Manuscript 266

Ich ging eimal spatzieren

 

- Francesco da Milano (1497-1543)

Intabolatura da leuto

Ricercare

De mon triste desplaisir

Fantasia

Ricercare 30

Ricercare 34 "La compagna"

 

- Anonymous

Intabolatura de leuto de diversi autori, Milan 1536

Pescator che va cantando

 

 

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SIMONE VALLEROTONDA

Born in Rome in 1983, he began his musical studies on classical guitar. Fascinated by ancient music at the age of 18 he bought a lute without knowing how to play it at all. So, he began to study it with Andrea Damiani at the Conservatory "Santa Cecilia" in Rome, where he graduated with honours. He then obtained his master’s degree on Tiorba and Baroque Guitar with full marks at the "Staatliche Hochschule für Musik" in Trossingen, under the guidance of Rolf Lislevand. He graduated in Philosophy with honours from the "Tor Vergata" University of Rome. He specialized in Aesthetics with honours, dedicating himself to the relationship between 18th-century music and the Encyclopedists. In 2011 he was best classified, in the soloists' section, at the International Lute Competition "Maurizio Pratola" and winner of the REMA (Rèseau Européen de Musique Ancienne) competition in the chamber music section. Selected by the Musical Youth of Italy, he has performed in the three years 2014-2017 in the concert seasons organized by some Italian venues of the Foundation. He has performed in the most prestigious theatres and halls in the USA, Australia, South America, the East, Europe, among others: Carnegie Hall in New York, Sydney Conservatorium, Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico City, Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, Singapore Lyric Opera, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London, Theater an der Wien, Theatre de Champs Élysées in Paris, Casa da Música in Oporto, Liszt Academy in Budapest, Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome and the most important festivals among which: Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Sferisterio Opera Festival, Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Ravenna Festival, Festival di Beaune, Festival di Ambronay, Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Festival di Bruges, Festival di Utrecht, Festival Monteverdi di Cremona, Festival Hactus Humanus Danzig, Festival OperaRara - Kracow, Poznan Baroque Festival. He has recorded for important radio and television stations such as: RAI, ABC, BBC, Mezzo, France Musique, Radio4, Arte, Polskie Radio, Kulturradio, RSI, Radio Classica, Vatican Radio and has recorded for Naïve, Sony, Erato, EMI, Decca, Amadeus, Brilliant, Aparté, E Lucevan Le Stelle Records, Arcana Outhere Music. In addition to his activity as a soloist, he collaborates as a continuist with various ensembles including Modo Antiquo, Les Ambassadeurs, Imaginarium Ensemble, Cantar Lontano, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He played with Vinicio Capossela... but this is another beautiful story! He teaches Lute at the Conservatory "L. Refice" in Frosinone with project chair. He is founder of "I Bassifondi", his ensemble with which he proposes the repertoire for Guitar, Tiorba and Lute of '600 and '700 with the basso continuo. CIDIM - Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica supports him, both in his solo activity and in that with I Bassifondi Ensemble.

 


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