LA RITIRATA Madrid & Josetxu Obregón
Let yourself be transported back to the early 18th century and the city of Naples, to the sensuous sounds of the Madrid-based La Ritirata ensemble (founded 10 years ago by cellist and ensemble leader Josetxu Obregón) and to a fantastic musical world full of excitement, surprises and sheer beauty. Naples around 1725: the city’s four leading conservatories created a remarkably productive and innovative environment for musicians – for students as well as their teachers. At that time, the Neapolitan concerto had its own formal structure, which differed considerably from Vivaldi’s Venetian model. At the same time, there was constant competition among the city’s musicians to prove their virtuosity and creativity. The soloists Josetxu Obregón has managed to assemble for the concert in Stockstadt include some of Spain’s best contemporary musicians. The audience will get to hear the violinist Hiro Kurosaki and recorder player Tamar Lalo, and finally, the maestro himself, who will play the cello solo in the works by Fiorenza and Porpora.
|Hiro Kurosaki||baroque violin|
|Pablo Prieto||baroque violin|
|Josetxu Obregón||baroque cello & direction|
Includes works by Francesco Mancini, Alessandro Scarlatti, Nicola Fiorenza, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and more.
SA, 23.5.20 | 7.30 p.m. | Altrheinhalle