Accademia del Piacere and Nuria Rial pay tribute to Sebastian Duron

Fahmi Alqhai

On the third anniversary of the death of the master of the Spanish Royal Chapel Sebastian Duron, the Academy of Pleasure, the prestigious Sevillian group that leads the violagambista Fahmi Alqhai, It meets with soprano tarraconense Nuria Rial to pay tribute to the composer with a program that contextualizes its production of music for theater (arias and shades drawn from zarzuelas and operas) when placed in relation to one of the most brilliant Italian masters of his generation, Giovanni Bononcini, and the premiere of a canon Musicologist Alvaro Torrente.

Fahmi Alqhai It is considered today as one of the most important interpreters of World viola da gamba, and one of the greatest innovators of the interpretation of early music, thanks to its bold conception, the staff and communicative approach to historical repertoires. Born in Seville in 1976 a Syrian father and Palestinian mother, He spends his first eleven years of life in Syria, where his musical training begins at an early age. Later in Spain autodidact studies to join 1994 at the Conservatory of Seville Manuel Castillo to study the viola da gamba with Ventura Rico. Continues his training at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel) y el Conservatory of Italian Switzerland (Lugano) guided by teachers Paolo Pandolfo Y Vittorio Ghielmi, respectively. Parallel obtained the Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sevilla. and in 1998 He begins his solo career specializing in the German repertoire for the viola da gamba; their versions of the viola da gamba sonatas and forced key Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded in 2004 next to Alberto Martínez Molina, They have had in all their actions an unbeatable critical both for the public and by the press. In 2002 funda Academy of Pleasure junto a soprano Marivi Blasco, who is director assembly. He is also founder, with his brother Rami Alqhai, record label Alqhai & Alqhai, with which he has produced and recorded four CDs, two of them dedicated to the Italian Seicento (The Tears of Eros, “Premio Prelude Classical Music 2009”, y Loves of Mars) and a third to the virtuoso music for viola da gamba Marais Y Forqueray (nominado a los “International Classical Music Awards 2011”). In 2012 Fahmi Alqhai received the "Best Music Giraldillo of the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla 2012" by the music of his fourth CD, The twists and turns, by the cantaor Archangel.

Nuria Rial He studied singing and piano in his native Catalonia, and then he continued studies at the Music Academy of Basel (Switzerland) with the teacher Kurt Widmer. In 2003 received the “Price Helvetia Patria Jeunesse Foundation” Pro Europe- European Foundation for Culture for his outstanding achievements as a singer. He has performed at major festivals in Europe, and collaborates with directors such as Ivan Fischer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul Goodwin, Trevor Pinnock, Howard Griffiths, Gustav Leonhardt, René Jacobs, Thomas Hengelbrock, Laurence Cummings, Neville Marriner y Teodor Currentzis, and with ensembles such as Concerto Köln, The English Concert, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Collegium 1704, Il Giardino Armonico, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Elbipolis Barockorchester, The Cetra Basel, LArpeggiata y Festival Strings Lucerne. In the field of opera he has participated as a soloist in major productions of many of the leading European theaters, as Eliogabalo Cavalli (in the paper Eritea) at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels led by René Jacobs; L'Orfeo Monteverdi (Euridice) at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin with René Jacobs and the Grand Théâtre Geneva Giovanni Antonini; and The Magic Flute Mozart (Pamina) Theatre Carlo Felice in Genoa. Rial has often played Baroque music on historical criteria, plus interest in other styles: A) Yes, in 2012 he played the role of Nuria in contemporary opera Ainadamar of Golijov for the Teatro Real Madrid, directed by Peter Sellars. In 2015 Y 2016 sings Pamina again with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, directed by Ivan Fischer. Interpreter also chamber music, Rial usually acts with ensembles such as Il Pomo d'Oro, Café Zimmermann and the Nash Ensemble. In his recitals French repertoire and sings Spanish, but also songs in German.

Thursday 3 November at 20:30h. Hospedería Fonseca in the Auditorium of the University of Salamanca.


die Cupido

Sebastian Duron (1660-1716) (Fahmi reconstruction Alqhai)
Symphony comedy Death in Love is the Absence
S. Duron (attributed) / José de Torres (ca.1670-1738) (attributed)
From The greatest love overcomes him impossible in Love
Recitation: "Oh pull Cupid"
Aria: "Another worship what I worship"
S. Duron
From The new weapons of Love
Arieta italiana: "How many are afraid al rigor"
Recitation: "And more than this"
"Claras sources, pure heaven "
Xácaras and folías
S. Duron
From Poison Love is envy ø+
Aria: "Mr. Glauco, my owner "
Giovanni Bononcini (1670-1747)
Shepherdess among the woods ø+
sung The assault of thoughts ø+
Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) / Fahmi Alqhai (1976)
Tarantella y Fandango
S. Duron (attributed) / José de Torres (ca.1670-1738) (attributed)
From The most impossible love, Love overcomes him (1710)
"I, beautiful nymph "
S. Duron
From Exit the love of the world
only human: "Sosieguen, rest "
Alvaro Torrente (1963)
Canon for two violas above the sarabande ø+
S. Murcia / F. Alqhai
Marionas and canaries
S. Duron
Cantata to the Holy be, I love hug me in the flame
From Exit Love World
"Death to Cupid"