Commemorates CNDM 300 anniversary of the death of Baroque composer Sebastian Duron

The National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM) opens tomorrow the cycle dedicated in its current season famous baroque composer Sebastian Duron, whose death this year marks the tercentenary. always attentive to the heritage rescue, CNDM the various cycles throughout the Spanish geography offer of 30 September 2016 al 20 March 2017 up to six programs that have Duron as a relevant protagonist.

From sacred to incidental music

Those in charge of reviving Durón's works are great names in baroque interpretation in Spain today, acting as speaker of his religious and profane music in thirteen concerts spread over six cities, from the native Brihuega to Úbeda, going through León, Salamanca, Oviedo and Madrid, in an extensive overview of the sacred and profane production of a musician who was essential in shaping the peculiar Iberian Baroque. A) Yes, Raquel Andueza together with his group the Galania, the cycle will open on Friday 30 September in Brihuega, with a program that includes manifestations of religious music, sung and tones of the honoree along with the Folias from Sanz, some anonymous page or the little-known Carlos Subias as well as a Zarabanda by Antonio Martín y Coll. This program will repeat on 5 October in the Cathedral of León. The Aragonese soprano Marta Almajano, along with Juan Carlos Rivera, Mike Fentross Y Ventura Rico, all authentic living memory of the best Spanish old music, They will take to Salamanca a program focused on human tones of Durón contextualized with music for guitar and theorbo. Also in the Castilian seo will hear the historical recoveries, Release in modern times, of works by Juan Hidalgo de Polanco and José Marín, great representatives of the Hispanic baroque, rescued by Alicia Lazaro and the Chapel Jerome Carrion more Durón sacred vocal scores, in the voices of the soprano Delia Agúndez, countertenor Gabriel Diaz Cuesta and tenors Ariel Hernández Y Michael Medium. “die Cupido” is the shocking title of the show thatAcademy of Pleasure, the prestigious Sevillian group that leads the violagambistaFahmi | Alqhai, together with the soprano from Tarragona Nuria Rial will present in Madrid, Salamanca and Oviedo, a tribute to the composer who contextualizes his music production for the 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 of musicologist Alvaro Torrente. Also with incidental music as the center of attention will come Harmonía del Parnás directed by Marian Rosa Montangut and accompanied by the voices of the soprano Ruth Rosique y the middle Marta Infante, two of the most outstanding female voices on the Spanish baroque scene, to Madrid, León and Úbeda. In this program, fragments of his plays will be mixed with those of other composers who shared tasks at court, working well for the Chapel itself or for Madrid's public theaters and the premiere in modern times of pieces composed by Francesco Corradini will be heard. The always solvent Albert Recasens will lead your whole La Grande Chapelle in Madrid, Salamanca and León to present the premiere of the historical recovery of a chosen selection of religious pieces in romance for soloists dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament, works of Durón's extensive sacred production in the vernacular, composed for the Royal Chapel, of which he was organist and teacher. Total, the cycle will premiere the recovery in modern times of 11 works of Sebastián Durón, to which will be added 16 plus written by other great composers of the time: Bononcini, Corradini, Hidalgo, Marín and an anonymous.

Duron: errant knight

To the 300 years after his death, the name of Sebastián Durón (Brihuega, Guadalajara, 1660 - Cambo-les-Bains, France, 1716) The curiosity of many performers and fans who until now had only tangentially approached his figure has begun to awaken.. His music is now common in various festivals and cycles, although it is true that the most widespread of the composer's catalog are his operas and zarzuelas. Sebastián Durón began his career as an organist, in which capacity he worked in La Seo de Zaragoza and in the cathedrals of Seville (Where it came from the hand of the great Alonso Xuárez, who surely was his teacher in Cuenca, and at that time, 1680, he was a chapel master in the Andalusian capital), The Burgo de Osma and Palencia. As an organist he entered the Royal Chapel of Carlos II in 1691, and in 1701, already under the reign, in dispute, of the first Bourbon, He was appointed teacher of the Royal Chapel and rector of the Royal College of Cantorcicos Children. But his life was complicated when he showed public sympathy for the Austrian candidate, which forced him to go into exile in France, where he worked in the service of the Dowager Queen, Mariana from Neoburg, as Mayor Limosnero and Chaplain of Honor.

Musicologist Pablo Vayón indicates that: “Although in his famous Universal Critical Theater Father Benito Feijoo accused him in his day of being responsible for the Italianization of Spanish music, in fact, Durón's work shows a remarkable continuity with the indigenous tradition of the 17th century. From the hand of the CNDM, In Cervantes' year it is also convenient to celebrate this outing to the world as an adventure worthy of knights errant, and the great composer from Alcarreño was one of them.”