Venice at the heart of 17th century music
Venice, by virtue of its geographical position and its economic and socio-cultural exchanges with the East, has always attracted a large number of artists.
Long before 1600, the “Serenissima”, a place with an extravagant atmosphere, allowed many musicians to develop their creativity without limits. The art of composition took a turn that was as virtuosic as it was innovative and gave rise to a new genre, the “stile moderno”. This new writing suggests the evolution of the “stile antico”, a polyphony dedicated to sacred music, towards a more brilliant music with a secular theme in which the instruments push their limits through virtuoso and ever more inventive techniques.
This programme shows the creativity and inexhaustible richness of the composers of the Venetian Seicento and their influences.
It should be noted that this is the first time in the Grand Duchy that works by the Hungarian lutenist and composer Valentin Bacfarc – active in Central Europe, France and Italy – will be performed in concert.
VÉRONIQUE NOSBAUM chant
ISABEL VAN GRYSPERRE violon baroque
AURÉLIE WENZEL violon baroque
DANIEL SERAFINI sacqueboute
STÉPHANIE HOUILLON viole de gambe
FONS VAN DER LINDEN clavecin & orgue positif
PHILIPPE MALFEYTH luth
19 | 03 | 2023
17h00 St. Hubert’s Church in Merscheid (Commune de Putscheid)
European Day of Early Music
with the support of DZ Guitars, Didac Zerrouk lutherie workshop in Biwisch/Troisvierges