VIERNES 8
12.30 p.m.

ÚBEDA
Auditorium of the Hospital de Santiago

 

SOLISTAS DE LA ORQUESTA BARROCA DE SEVILLA

 

The war of instruments: Confrontations, battle and reconciliation

 

The confrontation between French and Italian styles and, as a consequence, between the suite and the sonata forms, or the violoncello and the viola da gamba, promoted a well-documented exchange of written testimonies during the last part of the Baroque period. “La guerra de los instrumentos” (The War of the instruments) illustrates the rivalry between the supporters of the viola da gamba and those of the violoncello, which would result in the triumph of the later. This programme attempts to show the qualities of each instrument, presented as a duel which, although did not historically exist, we can well stage it.

PROGRAM

An Infiltrate in the enemy’s camp
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Sonata op. 5 no. 6 in G major (for viola da gamba)
Adagio – Allegro – Allegro – Largo – Allegro

The desertor
Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707-1747)
Sonata in A minor from the Livre II para violoncello
Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Singular combat. The French Hero
Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745)
Suite I in D minor (for viola da gamba)
Allemande “La Laborde”, Noblemente et avec Sentiment – “La Leclair” – “La Couperin”

Singular combat. The Italian Hero
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata in A minor (for violoncello and continuo)
Largo – Allegro – Largo – Allegro

An observer
Louis Couperin (c. 1626-1661)
Passacaille in C major (for solo harpsichord)

French lament
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Tombeau pour Monsieur de Saint Colombe

The Violoncello is owner of the field
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Sonata no. 2 in D minor (for violoncello)
Adagio – Presto

Duration: 60’

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE AGENCIA ANDALUZA DE INSTITUCIONES CULTURALES

 

Mercedes Ruiz, Baroque violoncello
Ventura Rico, viola da gamba
Alejandro Casal, harpsichord

Solistas Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla. The Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla stands unquestionably among the top level of Spanish ensembles dedicated to the performance of early music with historicist criterion. It was founded in 1995 by Barry Sargent and Ventura Rico, and Pedro Gandía Martín has served as its artistic director since 2001. International figures that have led the orchestra, some of mythical standing, include Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Coin, Sigisw ald Kuijken, Jordi Savall, Monica Huggett, Diego Fasolis, and Enrico Onofri, among others. In addition to its intense activity in Seville, with its regular season, and the rest of Andalusia, the orchestra performs at major Spanish and European venues. Having recorded for labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Lindoro and Almaviva, the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla has created its own label: OBS-Prometeo. In 2011, the orchestra won the National Music Award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture. It also won the 2010 Manuel de Falla award from the Regional Government of Andalusia, the 2011 FestClásica award, and an Honorary Distinction from the Seville City Council. The OBS enjoys the support and collaboration of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, Regional Government of Andalusia, Seville City Council and University of Seville.

 

 

YOUTUBE

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