National styles in early music

Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeda y Baeza 2018In 1724 François Couperin, a Parisian harpsichordist, published a selection of Nouveaux concerts (new concerts) under a curious subtitle: “Les goûts reunis” (“reunited tastes”). This work brings together two of the main musical traditions of the Europe of that period, the French and the Italian. Two years later, Couperin published Les Nations, a collection of trio sonates and suites which also involves a fusion of styles from France (“La françoise”), Italy (“La piémontoise”), Spain (“L’espagnole”) and the Holy Roman Empire (“L’impériale”), which occupied a large part of Central Europe, including the current Germany. These collections reflect the existence of musical styles (underestood in the most restrictive sense as a combination of purely musical features) which characterized a town, region or country, and were sometimes associated to schools of composers. Although the concepts of style and school are artificial due to the constant overlap of traditions and they are more than a list of composers or formal elements, many composers and listeners have been aware of composing or listening to music in a diferent way, drawing on regional or national traditions and practices. Taking advantage of the celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage by the European Commission, the FeMAUB 2018 will address this issue and will offer a series of concerts in order to represent the differences between national schools, but also the links existing among them. The programme will also include a course devoted to the preparation of the performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers (1610), a work which paradigmatically shows this combination of unity and diversity in early music.


Javier Marín
Director of the FeMAUB

Venues of the Festival


♦ Old Town Hall (Conservatory) ♦ Municipal Historical Archive ♦ Hospital of Santiago ♦ Casas del Consul Hotel ♦ Palacio de Úbeda Hotel ♦ Church of the Santísima Trinidad ♦ Church of San Lorenzo ♦ Church of San Nicolás de Bari ♦ Church of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares ♦ Museum of San Juan de la Cruz ♦ Palace of the Medinilla ♦ Palace of Don Luis de la Cueva ♦ Sacred Chapel of de El Salvador ♦ Water synagogue (Sinagoga del Agua) ♦ Ideal Cinema Theatre ♦


♦ Old clerkship (Antigua Escribanía) ♦ Auditorium of San Francisco (main venue) ♦ Balcony of the Council (Balcón del Concejo) ♦ Café Teatro Central ♦ Chapel of San Juan Evangelista (old University) ♦ Cathedral ♦ High Town Hall Houses (Casas Consistoriales Altas, old conservatory “Ramos de Pareja”) ♦ Church of the Santa Cruz ♦ Church of San Pablo ♦ Church of Santa María del Alcázar and San Andrés ♦ Church of the Convent of the Encarnación ♦ Museum of the Olive Tree Culture, winery (located in the Hacienda of La Laguna) ♦ Hall (paraninfo) of the old university ♦ Montemar Theatre ♦ UNIA (old seminary of San Felipe Neri) ♦

Ciclo Vandelvira

Vandelvira Cycle

♦ Alcalá La Real ♦ Alcaudete ♦ Andújar ♦ Baños de la Encina ♦ Beas de Segura ♦ Canena ♦ Cazorla ♦ Guarromán ♦ Huelma ♦ Jaén ♦ La Carolina ♦ La Guardia ♦ Linares ♦ Mancha Real ♦ Martos ♦ Rus ♦ Sabiote ♦ Santa Elena ♦ Segura de la Sierra ♦ Villacarrillo ♦

The Vandelvira Cycle is the provincial extension of the FeMAUB and takes place in numerous venues distributed in a variety of towns in the province of Jaén.

Instituciones organizadoras    Patrocinadores privados

Ayuntamiento de Úbeda

Ayuntamiento de Baeza
Instituciones colaboradoras

Obispado de Jaén

Cabildo Catedral de Jaén