Co-produced by the University of Salamanca, the cycle presents ten concerts of Baroque music in the Auditorium Hospedería Fonseca, of the 20 October to 11 May 2015, and interpretation courses Academy of Ancient Music University of Salamanca.

He 1 October the rector of the University of Salamanca, Daniel Hernandez Ruipérez and the director of the National Center for Musical Diffusion, Antonio Moral, They have presented the second edition of the series “Salamanca Barroca” integrated into the annual programming CNDM, unit of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, INAEM. In the presentation to the media they were accompanied by Manuel Heras, Director of Cultural Activities of the University of Salamanca; Julio Cordero, deputy director of the Office of the eighth centenary of the University of Salamanca, Y Bernardo García-Bernalt, director Academy of Ancient Music University.

These activities continue the commitment of the national institution to recover, to value and disseminate the historical music throughout the country, through its present Circuits program in nineteen Spanish cities.

The musical world of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Following the success of the last edition, “Salamanca Barroca” faces this season 14/15 with a proposal similar to last year. In this way, the cycle of ten concerts, which combines recognized works with fallen repertoires in an unjust forgetfulness, keep the spirit of looking at the world of the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth global mode, focusing on three areas have to relate. On one side, the sound recovery of musical heritage, work which necessarily precedes character musicological work that includes analysis and philological edition of musical texts, determining contexts and interpretive practices or inserting music into a specific theoretical and practical framework. For other, the training of young musicians in the various forms of interpretation”historicista, based techniques, instrumental schools, treated to contemporary works and deepening the pursuit of eloquence; training will not be complete unless it leads to insertion and practice in orchestras, chamber, vowels, etc. And finally broadcasting and programming of these repertoires.

Recovery seven Spanish and Italian unpublished works

This year highlights the recovery of seven unpublished works Nebra, l, Aragües, Caldara e Iribarren, and the tribute to Juan Hidalgo Y Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, of whose birth centenary fourth and third respectively held, and who focus each concert. But also Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti Y Felipe Giovanni Sances, among others, They have their place in a cycle that alternates recovery works falls into oblivion with others already consecrated known.

Others become happy encounters of José de Nebra with Antonio Vivaldi, de Alessandro Scarlatti Juan Antonio Aragues or Giovanni Felice Sances with 3. Madrid trips are proposed to Rome, Naples to Salamanca, Zaragoza to Vienna. Even we are invited to a real grand tour around the national styles and fusion.

The series brings together several major names in European and Latin American panorama of the call “old music: Carlos Mena, Maria Espada, Manfredo Kraemer, Christophe Coin, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Alfredo Bernardini, Marta Infante, Pedro Gandia, Itziar Atutxa, etc. Groups of comprehensive and internationally renowned as the Academy of Pleasure, the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, The Rare Fruits Council o la Capilla Santa Maria, salmantinas accompany formations Baroque orchestra, he Consort de violas da gamba and the Academy of Ancient Music). On the other hand, are two unique proposals:

The extraordinary concert farewell tour of The Hilliard Ensemble, the prestigious British vocal quartet dedicated to the interpretation of ancient music for four decades, to be held in a peculiar acoustic space, the chapel of Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca, and suggesting a meeting between composers (so far, and yet so close) as Perotin and Arvo Part, or as John Plummer and Vache Sharafyan. On the other hand, the recital of Christian Zacharias, that review works by Scarlatti, Soler and Bach through the piano, instead of cémbalo. The extraordinary pianist and offer the day after their concert a master class in which, definitely, the focus will be dialogue between harpsichord and piano.

Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music, It is a global area of ​​articulation and promotion of activities in the field of “historical musical performance”.

Created in order to facilitate the mechanisms of specialization in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire young Spanish musicians, It has been a benchmark for this type of work in Spain. Along with an annual program of specialized courses, Academy hosts various specialized musical groups: Chamber Choir, Consort of viols and Baroque Orchestra, among other.

This is precisely another line of action of Salamanca Barroca: encourage and facilitate the presence of interpreters participants in the concert series in the training plan, since almost a quarter century, It is maintained at the University of Salamanca in relation to early music. A plan that is articulated through a program of courses, lectures and seminars focusing primarily on aspects of historical performance practice. This year courses with the participation of Pedro Gandia (fiddle), Andoni Mercero (viola), Itziar Atutxa (cello and viola da gamba), Christian Zacharias (piano), Manfredo Kraemer (fiddle) and Carlos Mena (singing). Information and registration: