Auditory of the Hospital of Santiago
Javier Ulises Illán, director
Alicia Amo, soprano – Philippo Mineccia, countertenor
Naples – Spain – Mexico: Ignacio Jerusalem (1707-1769)
The most significant composer of gallant music in the Americas, Ignacio Jerusalem (Lecce, Kingdom of Naples, 1707 – Mexico City, Viceroyalty of New Spain, 1769) wrote over two hundred works for solo voices, chorus, and chamber orchestra during his mastery at Mexico City Cathedral in the mid eighteenth century. His work exemplifies how an individual musician was able to cross the ocean and create an influential repertory of local relevance and global scope during the Enlightenment. This concert, a co-production between the CNDM and the FeMAUB on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Jerusalem’s death, recovers a selection of unpublished works of the highest quality, both in Latin and in romance, preserved in Mexican archives.
Ignacio Jerusalem (1707-1769)
Symphony in G major*
Recitative “Paraninfos celestes”
Aria “Rompa la batalla”
Pedro amado, dulce sueño, duet*
Felix namque, duet*
José de Herrando (c.1720-1763)
Symphony in D major*
Instrumental verses for 2 violins and bass**
Versicle of Miserere***
Ecce enim for soprano with violin and cello obbligato
Lamentation for Maundy Thursday for alto*
Incipit lamentatio Ieremiae prophetae
Transcriptions by (*) Drew Edward Davies, (**) Jazmín Rincón and (***) Javier Marín López
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 250 ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF IGNACIO JERUSALEM (1769-2019)
IN COPRODUCTION WITH THE CENTRO NACIONAL DE DIFUSIÓN MUSICAL
CONCERT RECORDED BY RADIO CLÁSICA (RNE)
Alicia Amo, soprano
Filippo Mineccia, countertenor
Alexis Aguado, violin I
Ricard Renart, violin II
Isabel Juárez, viola
Guillermo Turina, violoncello
Daniel Oyarzábal, harpsichord
Javier Ulises Illán, director
Alicia Amo, soprano. She began her violin studies in Burgos, obtained the higher degree in Musikene with the highest qualifications, and continues at the University of Musik de Graz, where she began her singing studies. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in singing at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with G. Turk, obtaining Honors. She also studied baroque violin and performed two Operastudio with R. Jacobs and A. Zedda. She is the winner of the Manhattan International Music Competition, Concorso Internazionale di Canto Napoli, International Competition W. A. Mozart of Granada, Berliner International Music Competition, and is chosen as a resident by the Festival d’Ambronay, Atelier Lyrique Strasbourg, Fondazione Cini Venezia and Fondation Royaumont Paris.
Filippo Mineccia, countertenor. He began his musical studies at an early age at Fiesole’s music school singing in the polyphonic chorus as a white voice. He continues to study cello and singing with Gianni Fabbrini and Donatella Debolini. During these years he combined an intense concert activity with the research of the vocal repertoire, reconstructing the careers, biographies, and execution of the most important virtuosos of the Baroque era. He has collaborated with numerous ensembles and groups specializing in early music.
Javier Ulises Illán, director. He holds a Degree in Violin from the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco Musikene, Master in Orchestral Direction from the Hochschule Luzern Musik (Switzerland), Degree in Historia y Ciencias de la Música from the University of La Rioja, Experto universitario en Análisis e Interpretación by the University of Oviedo, and Diploma de Formation Supérieure au métier de l’Orchestre Classique et Romantique with specialization in the historicist interpretation of Classicism and Romanticism by the Centre européen de recherche et de pratique musical tutored by Philippe Herreweghe (Saintes, France). He has been choir conducting, opera conducting (J. Kalmar in Vienna) and majoring in historical conductorship (M. Huss in Vienna). He has completed training in orchestral conducting in Austria, Spain, Switzerland and France with teachers G. Pehlivanian, H. Arman, Ton Koopman, J. Bierhance and Salvador Mas. His resolute style led him to create the Nereydas orchestra (Spain), of which he is conductor; he is also principal conductor of the historicist orchestra Accademia Barocca Lucernensis (Switzerland).
Nereydas. It was founded in 2010 with the aim of researching, performing and disseminating the musical heritage. Directed by Javier Ulises Illán, it is an open and flexible group capable of assembling and integrating musicians (instrumentalists and voices) with extensive experience and training in each of their projects. Nereydas offers a wide repertoire covering different stylistic periods, from Renaissance and Baroque music to symphonic-coral programs of Classicism. Its performances, made with historicist criteria, are based on the study of sources and musicological work on each score. In order to offer the essence, style and spirit of each period and each work, it uses original historical instruments or reliable copies of them.