The Vandelvira Quartet performs a selection of works from the Enlightenment written by the Spanish composers Manuel Canales and Vicente Martín y Soler and the Italian Luigi Boccherini. These works share a mixing of local and foreign traditions, typical of the period, which results in unique works which were highly appreciated by kings and commoners. The selected works come from the court and the theatre, since the opera was still the supreme and most suitable genre to be used as a vehicle of the modern ideas of that century.
Manuel Canales (1747-1786)
Cuarteto en Mi mayor, op. 3, nº 2 (1782)
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Cuarteto en Sol menor, op. 32, nº 5 (1780)
Allegro giusto e capriccio
Vicente Martín y Soler (1754-1806)
Adaptación para cuarteto de la ópera Una cosa rara (1786)
COMMEMORATION OF THE 250 ANNIVERSARY OF THE FUERO DE LAS NUEVAS POBLACIONES (1767-2017)
IN COLLABORATION WITH COMISIÓN NACIONAL FUERO 250
Ibón Zamacola, violin
Luis Báez, violin
Guillermo Gallardo, viola
Mª Natividad Álvarez-Ossorio, violoncello
Vandelvira Quartet. The artistic curiosity and attraction for chamber music is what led the members of the Vandelvira Quartet to create this group. As they work in the same institution, they have been able to share their experiences through one of the most emblematic groups of chamber music: the string quartet. Recently created, this group aims to spread the Spanish musical heritage, with a focus on works characterized by eighteenth-century stylistic transition.