LE CAPITALI DELLA MUSICA
"Le Capitali della Musica" was founded in Zurich in 2012; its aim is the presentation of rarely performed musical works and the research of the Italian music repertoire between the 16th and 18th century.
A 3-YEAR CONCERT CYCLE
The concert cycle of the same name in the Zürich-Oberstrass church covers the years 2013 to 2015. The concert series offers a selection of works of the most famous composers at that time, as they were performed at the worldly and ecclesiastical courts of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period. Our program is to be understood as a musical excursion to the Italian capitals of that period. The focus of these concerts is a wonderful replication of an Italian Baroque organ, which is equally ideal for works featuring the organ on its own, as well as a continuo instrument. The musicians are internationally active specialists with impressive experience in the repertoire of ancient music, but we also won renowned musicologists for introductory lectures to our concerts and a number of select ancient music specialists providing master classes.
Our first stop was Mantova. On Thursday, 25 April, Prof. Iain Fenlon, King's College, Cambridge, presented an introductory lecture on "Music in Santa Barbara. Our concert, scheduled for Saturday, 27 April, in the church of Zürich-Oberstrass was dedicated to the music written under and fostered by the Dukes of Mantova, Guglielmo (1538 - 1587) and his son Vincenzo (1562 - 1626) Gonzaga.
This project could only be realized thanks to the tremendously valuable support of the two major Italian cultural associations in Zurich, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Società Dante Alighieri, as well as our sponsors and donors to whom we would like to express our deepest gratitude.
We wish you an enjoyble journey to the capitals of music.