Maestros Napolitanos. Francesco Durante – José de Nebra. Neapolitan Music in Baroque Spain. 1730-1760
Venice, Giorgio Cini Foundation, 7-10 February 2017
Francesco Durante’s celebrity as a composer and music teacher spread over continents and lasted for centuries. Among his pupil were Pergolesi and Paisiello — who influenced the musical aesthetics of the whole of Europe — and his solfeggi and partimenti, still owed by Vincenzo Bellini, were copied and reworked in the Western Indias, in Mexico and Brazil.
The seminar will explore the dissemination of Durante’s school and style in Spain, comparing some of his chamber-music works — Duetti da camera and Concerti a quartetto — with those by José de Nebra, a fervid supporter of the Neapolitan school in Madrid and himself a follower of Pergolesi.
Two vocal soloists (a soprano and an alto) and a string quartet will be accompanied by a thoroughbass, coached and directed by Eduardo López Banzo and assisted by the musicologist Dinko Fabris.
Music by Francesco Durante and José de Nebra
Eduardo Lopez Banzo (conductor)
David De Jesus Torres Rodriguez (violin)
Hyunkun Cho (cello)
Alaia Ferran (viola)
Ignacio Ramal Viejo (violin)
Dalma Krajnyák (mezzo soprano)
Alicia Amo (soprano)
Nicola Lamon (harpsichord)
Free admission while seats last