Il Transilvano is the title of a musical collection by the Italian organ player Girolamo Diruta, who dedicated his work to the Prince of Transylvania in 1593. The relationship between Italy and Hungary began in the 15th century, when King Matthias Corvinus married the Italian princess Beatrice of Naples and brought her to his court. Italy has absorbed Hungarian and Romanian influences ever since, which in the 16th century developed into a kind of trend for all things Hungarian. The Caioni Codex, a Hungarian collection of 17th-century music, had been lost until 1988 and contains Italian and German works as well as popular music from Romania and Hungary.
Come and witness the PRISMA ensemble, whose works focus on the rich cultural exchange between Hungary and Italy. Audiences can expect to be spellbound by the ensemble’s dazzling musicality, the perfect synergy between players, the art of ornamentation and the sheer joy with which they perform their works.
|Franciska Anna Hajdu||baroque violin|
|Dávid Budai||viola da gamba|
|Alon Sariel||baroque guitar & archlute|
Art and dance music from Hungary and Italy: works by Girolamo Diruta, Giorgio Mainerio, Codex Caioni among others.
PRISMA unites four young musicians in a joint search for particularly expressive, bizarre, colorful music from the 16th and 17th centuries. The “very lively interpretation in association with technical perfection and tonal beauty makes every phrase seem as if it is just conceived”, Göttinger Tageblatt
SA, 01.6.19 | 11.00 | Altrheinhalle
Concert duration: approx. 100 minutes, includes an interval.