The Voice of the Viol

The Música>BCN cycle presents the music of the viol

This new cycle at Barcelona's civic centres will explore the history of music through a series of thematic recitals.

The Música-BCN cycle aims to help people to explore the history of music in all of its myriad facets. So, for five months, from November to March, Barcelona's civic centres will be hosting a series of itinerant concerts that showcase different aspects of music history, from Renaissance music to flamenco and film scores. This particular journey is set to begin with the programme ‘The voice of the viol’.

‘The voice of the viol’ will make up the first four dates of the cycle, on 2, 3, 9 and 10 November, invariably falling on either Thursday or Friday, at the El Sortidor, Guinardó, Sarrià and La Sagrera civic centres. The concerts feature Anna Casademunt on the viol, or as it is also known, the viola de gamba, and the voice of Fernanda Sánchez, who will be inviting you to get to know the kind of music that haunted bourgeois drawing rooms in 17th century England and was made popular by composers like Purcell and Gibbons, though on this occasion the focus will be on the work of Tobias Hume. While Anna Casademunt plays the viol, Sánchez will recite poems by writers such as Ben Johnson and John Donne, making it a journey straight back to Elizabethan times.

Additional information can be found at the following link.

Publication date: Monday, 30 October 2017
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