Only music!

A great musical party to enjoy the most emblematic and well-known symphonies of Romanticism performed by four great Spanish orchestras and with the prestigious director James Conlon in front. A whole musical feast that will take place during the weekend of 18, 19 Y 20 June at the Symphonic Hall of the National Auditorium already very affordable prices (between 5 Y 15 euros). In sum, a golden opportunity to hear top quality live music, conducted by a great conductor and performed by the best orchestras in our country.

This is the proposal of ONLY MUSIC!, the biennial musical marathon that he National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) and the National Music Auditorium (both units of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, INAEM, under the Ministry of Culture and Sports), organized for ten years to commemorate the "Day of Music", day that is celebrated throughout Europe every 21 June with the arrival of the summer solstice.

Under the suggestive title of “Romantic Duel”And supported by a striking image by the Madrid illustrator Iván Solbes, the new edition of ONLY MUSIC! aims to, like the previous ones, turn into a big party, in a day of celebration in which the Auditorium opens its doors wide to everyone, reaching out to new audiences, especially those not used to the experience of live classical music. All this through great quality concerts, led by top-notch teachers, with the best orchestras on the national scene and at affordable prices.

Previous editions of ONLY MUSIC!, held in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 Y 2019, gathered about 100.000 viewers.

Unlike previous editions in which the musical marathon was held over a full day, on this occasion and observing the security measures imposed by the current health situation, the session will take place over a weekend, with four concerts distributed between the Friday 18, Saturday 19 Y Sunday 20 of June.

These concerts will have as their central axis the symphonies No 1, 2, 3 Y 4 Schumann and Brahms -eight symphonies in total- in a friendly "romantic duel" in which these two emblematic musicians of Romanticism, closely linked to each other on a personal level they “face” in an exciting vis a vis led by a single teacher: James Conlon, one of the most brilliant and versatile music directors on the world scene. As stated James Conlon, “Interpreting these eight symphonies is a challenge for any conductor, a tour de force in which it is necessary to find the balance between the search for formal perfection and the creative freedom of romanticism ". This new edition of ONLY MUSIC! It is the first to have a foreign conductor, so our biennial appointment reaches a more international profile. At the same time, and to bring this exciting marathon to a successful conclusion, James Conlon will lead the most important Spanish orchestras: National Orchestra of Spain, Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon Y National Youth Orchestra of Spain.

The two protagonists of this new edition of ONLY MUSIC!, Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Y Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), they respond to the paradigms of the artists of the romantic generation, for whom the central axis of existence was passionate and often unrequited love, the exaltation of feelings, the admiration of nature and the dramatic power of landscapes, as well as an undeniable tragic feeling of life; the latter aspect that in the case of Schumann became a reality in his turbulent biography. Both composers shared a deep and enriching friendship, being Brahms admirer of Clara, Schumann's wife, in turn pianist and composer, and undeniable source of inspiration for the work of the two musicians. Brahms's work, 22 years younger than Schumann, was greatly influenced by his.

According to the teacher Conlon, "We are faced with two different but complementary visions of Romanticism, the work of two authors who wrote some of the most moving and brilliant pages of this entire period ". They both composed respectively 4 great symphonic works, whose "integral" -eight symphonies- can be heard in this new edition of ONLY MUSIC!

The complete program of ONLY MUSIC 2021! is the following:

Friday 18 of June
symphony No. 1 Schumann
symphony No. 1 Brahms

Saturday 19 of June
symphony No. 2 Schumann
symphony No. 2 Brahms

symphony No. 3 Brahms
symphony No. 3 Schumann

Sunday 20 of June
symphony No. 4 Schumann
symphony No. 4 Brahms

Individual locations from 5 euros

ONLY MUSIC! maintains its goal of opening live music to all audiences, offering affordable prices for a musical experience of excellence. A) Yes, the single locations They are priced 5 a 15 euros for the general public and 4 a 12 euros for children 30 years.
They are available in the usual sales channels of the CNDM: ticket offices of the National Auditorium and the INAEM network of theaters, tel 91 193 93 21 and in this one link.

ONLY MUSIC! is possible thanks to regular collaborators of the National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) how are the National Orchestra of Spain, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, he National Music Auditorium (in all three cases units of the INAEM) Y Spanish radio and television, that will offer contents of this new edition within its program dedicated to classical music. In this 6th installment of Only music!, he CNDM extends its collaboration to two other great Spanish orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia and the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon.

James Conlon, the most demanding baton

James Conlon, one of the most versatile and prestigious directors of today, has cultivated a vast symphonic repertoire, operatic and choral. He has conducted virtually every major symphony orchestra in the United States and Europe since his debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1974. Gracias a sus giras por todo el mundo, his extensive discography and videography, numerous trials, frequent appearances in the media and their lectures, James Conlon is one of the most recognized classical music performers of our time.

James Conlon is from 2006 musical director of the Los Angeles Opera and in September 2021 will take over as artistic advisor to the Baltimore Opera. He has been principal conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin, Italy (2016-20); Principal conductor of the Paris Opera (1995-2004); General Director of Music of the City of Cologne, Germany (1989-2003), conducting simultaneously the Gürzenich Orchestra and the Cologne Opera; and musical director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (1983-1991). He has worked as musical director of the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony (2005-15), and is currently the award-winning musical director of the Cincinnati May Festival, the oldest choral festival in the United States, where he was musical director during 37 years (1979-2016), marking one of the longest terms of any director of an American classical music institution.

As a guest conductor at the Metropolitan, has directed more than 270 performances since his debut in 1976. He has also directed at major opera houses and festivals, like the Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival, La Scala, Rome Opera, Mariinsky, Covent Garden, Chicago Lyric Opera and Florentine Musical Mayo Theater.

As musical director of the Los Angeles Opera since 2006, James Conlon has directed more performances than any other director in company history; till the date, almost 400 representations of more than 50 different operas of more than 20 composers. Highlights of his tenure at the Los Angeles Opera include directing the first cycle of Ring nibelungo of the company; the start of the innovative Recovered Voices series, an ongoing commitment to staging 20th century European opera masterpieces that were suppressed by the Third Reich. Among the performances he directs during the season 2020-21 of the company is a staging of The anonymous lover, by Joseph Bologne, Knight of St. George, a prominent black composer from 18th century France. Conlon will once again perform live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in productions of Don Giovanni, Mozart, Y Aida, in Verdi.

In an effort to draw attention to lesser-known works by composers silenced by the Nazi regime, James Conlon has dedicated himself to an extensive programming of this music in Europe and North America.. In 1999 received the Zemlinsky Award, based in Vienna, for his efforts to bring that composer's music to international attention; in 2013 received the Roger E Award. Joseph at the Jewish Institute of Religion at Hebrew Union College for his extraordinary efforts to eradicate racial and religious discrimination and prejudice; and in 2007 received the Crystal Globe award from the Anti-Defamation League. His work on behalf of suppressed composers led to the creation of the OREL Foundation, a must-have resource on the subject for music lovers, students, musicians and academics, and the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at Colburn School.

James Conlon's extensive discography and videography can be found on the Bridge labels, Capriccio, Decca, EMI, Erato y Sony Classical. His recordings of Los Angeles Opera productions have received four Grammy Awards., two respectively for The ghosts of Versailles, by John Corigliano, Y Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Kurt Weill.

James Conlon has four honorary doctorates and has received many other awards. He was nombrado Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy. He was also appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and, in 2002, personally accepted the highest honor in the country, the Legion of Honor, from the hands of the then president of France, Jacques Chirac.


He National Auditorium you will receive between 22 April and 9 from June to these extraordinary quartets accompanied by leading figures such as Amihai Penny (together with the Belcea Quartet); soprano Katharina Konradi (with the Schumann Quartet). the tenor Mark Padmore will accompany the Elias Quartet in its presentation in the cycle.

The voice, this time nothing less than the tenor Mark Padmore, the piano and the string quartet come together in a program that begins with the fifth of the Prussian quartets Haydn -curiously, the one that evokes in one of its movements the ‘Che pure ciel’ of the Orfeo by Gluck—, one of the peaks of his work in the genre. After, The right song, Fauré's beautiful cycle on poems by Paul Verlaine, in an arrangement that presents the quartet as accompanist and that shows the perfect adaptation of the musician to the poetry he loved. Vaughan Williams, meanwhile, will do the same with his admired Walt Whitman by using in On Wenlock Edge the verses, so appreciated by the British musicians of their time, the Alfred Edward Housman, included in his book A Shropshire Lad.

National Auditorium, Chamber room, Wednesday 9 June at 19:30h.


Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet No. 5 in G major, on. 33, Hob III:41 (1781)
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
The right song, on. 61, tenor, piano and string quartet (1892-1894, arr. 1898)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Three Poems by Walt Whitman, for tenor and piano (1925)
On Wenlock Edge (1909)

Photograph: Kaupo Kikkas


Schumann quartet © Kaupo Kikkas

He National Auditorium you will receive between 22 April and 9 from June to these extraordinary quartets accompanied by leading figures such as Amihai Penny (together with the Belcea Quartet); soprano Katharina Konradi (with the Schumann Quartet). the tenor Mark Padmore will accompany the Elias Quartet in its presentation in the cycle.

A program as exciting as unconventional is the one proposed by the Schumann Quartet and soprano Katharina Konradi. In its first part, relates two works separated by three and a half centuries: Bach's Art of Fugue and the quartet that Jörg Widmann would premiere on it in 2005 with texts taken from the Translation:: Vanitas, vanities of the Book of Wisdom at its start. The second part brings together two creators from different eras, the romantic Robert Schumann, with the last of his three quartets, jointly published, and our contemporary Aribert Reimann, who will do the transcription, for soprano and string quartet, from one of his last song cycles.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, selection for string quartet (1742-1746)
Jörg Widmann (1973)
String Quartet No. 5 ‘Try over the joint’, for soprano and string quartet (2005)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet No. 3 in most, on. 41 (1842)
Six songs, on. 107 (1851-1852, arr. of a. Reimann for soprano and string quartet)

National Auditorium, Chamber Hall, Wednesday 2 June at 19:30h.

Schumann quartet © Kaupo Kikkas

Brad Mehldau

it Sunday 16 of May the cycle “Jazz at the Auditorium” receives at 20:00 hours in the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium a Brad Mehldau Trio, group headed by the North American pianist accompanied by Larry Grenadier (double bass) Y Jeff Ballard (drums). Brad Mehldau is, undoubtedly, one of the great names in modern jazz and one of its main creators, owner of a personal musical universe. According to the critic Pablo Sanz, in Brad Mehldau we find a pianistic expression that “moves away from all schools, traditions and languages, maybe because I contemplate everything at once, as if it were a quantum computer ". This season we have the exceptional piano of a thousand faces by Brad Mehldau twice, since there have been two concerts programmed in the cycle "Jazz in the Auditorium" with the North American musician as the protagonist; the first of them took place last 5 of November, with solo piano and in the Auditorium's Chamber Room. Mehldau now returns in a trio format and in the large auditorium in a second concert that is raising a lot of expectation.

Jazz at the Auditorium”Is the successful cycle of CNDM celebrating the liveliest and most influential music of the 20th and 21st centuries; an already classic cycle that season after season brings together the leading figures of international and national jazz in Madrid. In addition to this cycle, The CNDM works with the objective of contributing to the development of a stable national circuit for the genre and to value its main interpreters. A) Yes, during the season 20/21, and in addition to returning to co-produce Salamanca Jazz, the CNDM has presented a new cycle, Oviedo Jazz, in co-production with the Municipal Foundation of the City Council of the Asturian capital, cycle that hung the poster “no tickets” at his four concerts earlier this year. Similarly, The CNDM has once again collaborated this season with the Madrid Jazz Festival.

The seats for the concert of Brad Mehldau Trio this Sunday 16 of May to 20:00 hours they have a price between € 15 and € 40. Tickets can be purchased through, on the phone 91 193 93 21, ticket offices of the National Auditorium and the INAEM network of theaters.

Brad Mehldau: the man who whispered to the pianos

This is how they have referred to this magnificent musician, Grammy Award winner, who has recorded and performed profusely since the 1990s. Their performances have been in a trio format most of the time.. From 1996, his group released a series of five albums with Warner Bros titled The Art of the Trio. During this period, Mehldau also posted Elegiac Cycle (floor only) Y Places, including solo and trio piano songs. These works, composed exclusively of original material, could be called conceptual, with central themes that hang over the compositions. In 2004, Mehldau conceived his first album for Nonesuch: Brad Mehldau Live in Tokyo. In 2005, and after ten gratifying years in which Jorge Rossy (drums) and Larry Grenadier (double bass) were part of the Brad Mehldau Trio, drummer Jeff Ballard took Rossy's place, thus configuring one of the most enduring and fruitful triads in the history of jazz. With this new association (Mehldau, Grenadier y Ballard), the label presented their first album as a trio, Day is Done. Since then, collaboration with Nonesuch has been lavish: More than twenty albums have been released both in trio and solo piano, alternating some recordings in quartet or duet, along with drummer Mark Guiliana (Mehliana), mandolinist Chris Thile or saxophonist Joshua Redman. Mehldau's musical personality is dichotomous. He is primarily an improviser who appreciates the surprise and amazement that can arise from a spontaneous and direct idea. But he also has a deep fascination for the formal architecture of music., and this influences everything you run. While playing, hear how ideas unfold. Each song has a very heartfelt narrative arc, either at the beginning, at the end or in what remains open intentionally. The two faces of Mehldau, the improviser and the formalist, face each other and the result is, often, a kind of controlled chaos.

Larry Grenadier has created an extensive body of work featuring many of the genre's most inventive and influential musicians, from the first days, with sax icons like Joe Henderson and Stan Getz, until recent decades, along with Brad Mehldau. Has touched, among others, with Paul Motian and Pat Metheny and co-directs both the cooperative trio Fly (with Mark Turner and Jeff Ballard) like the hudson quartet (con John Scofield, John Medeski y Jack DeJohnette).

Jeff Ballard has acted, Likewise, with great jazz lights: from several tours supporting, at the age of twenty-five, a Ray Charles, until later collaborations with Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Buddy Montgomery, Lou Donaldson, Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny o Chick Corea. Currently, continues with Brad Mehldau Trio, is co-director of Fly (with Mark Turner, Ballard y Larry Grenadier) and lead their own groups: The Jeff Ballard Trio y Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds.

Mauricio Sotelo

He Monday 10 May at 19.30 hours, he National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) presents in its cycle Series 20/21 the world premiere of a new work by the composer Mauricio Sotelo (Madrid, 1961): Halfway through life, a commission from CNDM commemorating the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri and including fragments of the Comedy of the Italian genius in the translation of José María Micó. Entrance to this concert, like all of the series cycle 20/21 held in the Auditorium 400 the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, It is free until the capacity allowed in the room is completed.

To present this scoop, he CNDM has assembled a cast of exceptional musicians, of seemingly disparate styles, that from the stage of the Auditorium 400 will give shape to this piece by the Madrid composer in which flamenco is integrated with different contemporary sounds. These interpreters are the cantaor Archangel, jazz double bass player Pablo Martín Caminero, the pianist Juan Carlos Garvayo -soloist and member of the renowned Trío Arbós-, and percussionist Augustine Diassera. They will join Fernando Villanueva Y Julian Avila, that will provide different electroacoustic sounds. In sum, a team of first-rate musicians at the service of a contemporary musical adventure, in which flamenco plays a relevant role.

A chance meeting on the AVE from Barcelona to Madrid between Mauricio Sotelo and the poet, musician and translator José María Micó marked the beginning of Halfway through life, a work based on fragments of Micó's translation of the Comedy by Dante that the Madrid composer defines as "spectral flamenco", in analogy with French spectralism originating in the sixties. Before the gates of hell there are nine songs, each with his own stick, that is to say, a seguiriya, a cante por soleares, por bulerías, for alegrías, etc. The music transmits the content of the situations narrated in the Comedy. And so, successively, until we reach paradise.

Mauricio Sotelo has approached the flamenco universe on previous occasions. A) Yes, since 1993, has written a large number of pieces related to this music, since Soleá O Bulería (1984) until How the wind cries, for guitar and orchestra (2007). Together with the emblematic cantaor Enrique Morente, premiered in 1993 darkness responses Y, in 1996, Expulsion of the triumphant beast. Later, had the help of other singers, among them, Archangel, protagonist of Monday's evening with a trio of magnificent musicians who will give shape to an essential concert for lovers of less frequented musical adventures.

On the same day of the concert at 18:00 hours, Mauricio Sotelo will offer a free online talk open to the public on the theme "The creation and interpretation of current music". Organized by the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, this series of meetings is taking place in parallel to the cycle Series 20/21 CNDM and allows attendees to delve into the works and learn about the authors' point of view. In this link you will find all the information about these talks, accessible through the Zoom platform, including meeting ID and meeting access codes.

Series 20/21: CNDM's commitment to contemporary creation

Based in the audience 400 the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Nnchhahris) from Madrid, the cycle Series 20/21 is the central axis of CNDM to encourage new creation, support the most outstanding Spanish ensembles and performers and offer today's music, especially to the national, a platform for its dissemination. Contemporary creation is a fundamental pillar in the institution's programming, encouraging the composition of new pages while expanding and adding value to less traveled repertoires. In season 19/20 they were revealed until 56 new works, 32 of them commissioned by CNDM. With the most current creation, in addition to the cycle Series 20/21 in Madrid, he CNDM visit Badajoz (Current Music Cycle), Malpartida de Cáceres (with the Contemporary Music Cycle at the Vostell Malpartida Museum) or Segovia (co-production of the Contemporary Music Conference). To these initiatives must be added the premieres of younger generations, such as those that are part of the annual SGAE-CNDM Foundation Young Composers Award, whose last edition, la 31, took place last November.

Cosmos Quartet

He National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) communicates that the Cosmos Quartet, one of the most prestigious Spanish chamber ensembles, will replace the Takács Quartet in the concert of the cycle Liceo de Cámara XXI that will take place in the Chamber Hall of the National Music Auditorium next day 13 May 2021 to 19:30h.

Despite his youth, he Cosmos Quartet has achieved wide recognition, obtaining first prize in the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation Competition 2018 the Heidelberg, the first prize in the Montserrat Alavedra Chamber Music Competition, as well as prizes at the Copenhagen and Weimar competitions, being from 2021 and for three seasons resident quartet of the Palau de la Música de Barcelona. During his time at the Liceo de Cámara XXI of the CNDM, will perform the Quartettsatz D 703 (1820) Franz Schubert, he Quartet No. 1 “Metamorphosis nocturnas” de György Ligeti (1954), and the Quartet No.. 3, on. 67 Johannes Brahms (1875). The participation of the Takács Quartet has had to be suspended due to mobility restrictions between countries derived from the current health situation.

Tickets for the concert of Cosmos Quartet, with a price of € 10 to € 20 can be purchased at, on the phone 91 193 93 21, as well as at the ticket offices of the National Music Auditorium and the INAEM network of theaters.

Cosmos Quartet, meteoric career for a young project

The group was born in 2014 of the friendship and complicity of four musicians: Helena Satué Cuixart (fiddle), Bernat Prat Sabater (fiddle), Lara Fernandez Ponce (viola) and Oriol Prat Sabater (cello). Its objective: discover and delve into the extensive and fascinating repertoire for string quartet.

Each of its members has maintained international careers in the field of soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, working with teachers and in schools in Paris, Geneva, Colonia, Stuttgart, Basel and Berlin. The quartet has received classes and advice from teachers such as Rainer Schmidt, Oliver Wille, Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Alfred Brendel, Jonathan Brown and Krzysztof Chorzelski.

In addition to the aforementioned awards, he Cosmos Quartet was selected along with pianist Igor Levit to perform at the gala for the prestigious Heidelberg Music Prize awarded to John Gilhooly, director of the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Philharmonic Society.

The group has been invited to participate in the Streichquartettfest in Heidelberg, The Barcelona Auditorium, the Schubertíada, the “Musical fortnight” of San Sebastián, the Palau de la Música de Barcelona, Wigmore Hall de Londres, el Ghent Festival of Flanders and Bélgica, Pau Casals Festival, Torroella de Montgrí Festival and the East Neuk Festival in Scotland. Among his commitments this season, their debut at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels stands out, Konzerthaus Berlin, Bilbao Philharmonic Society and the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

He has also received the invitation of the Casals Quartet to participate in the first Quartets Biennial of Barcelona. They maintain a regular collaboration with the CNDM, who has invited them to cycles in Segovia, Badajoz and Madrid. They also have a close bond with the La Caixa Foundation, which has invited them to concerts in Seville., Zaragoza, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. In 2021, They are a resident quartet of the Girona Ibercamera Season.

From 2021, and over three seasons, They are a resident quartet of the Palau de la Música de Barcelona, where they perform a cycle dedicated to Anton Webern, Robert Schumann y Johannes Brahms. Among its recent partners are the cellists Lluís Claret, Arnau Tomàs and Fernando Arias, the clarinetist Miquel Ramos as well as the pianists Alexei Volodin and Juan Pérez Floristán.

In May 2019 released their first record with Seed Publishing which includes quartets by Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms and Raquel García-Tomás. He Cosmos Quartet plays with four instruments by the Barcelona luthier David Bagué.

Joseph Phibbs

National auditorium you will receive between 22 April and 9 from June to these extraordinary quartets accompanied by leading figures such as Amihai Penny (together with the Belcea Quartet); soprano Katharina Konradi (with the Schumann Quartet). the tenor Mark Padmore will accompany the Elias Quartet in its presentation in the cycle.

The Londoner Joseph Phibbs has had Param Vir as teachers, Harrison Birtwistle y Steven Stucky y su Quartet No. 3 was premiered by the Belcea at Carnegie Hall in 2018. Mendelssohn composed his Quintet, on. 87 in the vicinity of the writing of his oratory Elijah and under the impression made by the violinist Ferdinand David, what seems to be guessed in your writing. Brahms, forty five years later, I believed that his Quintet, on. 111 it would be his last work, perhaps because its opus number coincided with that of the last of Beethoven's piano sonatas or perhaps also because twilight was approaching.

National Auditorium (Camera)

Thursday 22 of April, 19:30h.

The four quotes with which the cycle Liceo de Cámara XXI closes its season 20/21 will star a real poker of aces, four string quartets that put the finishing touch to a season in which this series has once again shone with its own light, offering the best of the world scene in chamber music. Together they will trace in four concerts an exciting musical panorama through the scores of Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Franz Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Britten, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Fauré or Robert Schumann, among others. We will enter the final stretch of the cycle on Thursday 22 of April with the Belcea Quartet, a reference grouping well known to fans of the cycle, that in this concert will be accompanied by a luxury soloist: Amihai Penny, viola soloist of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In the evening, works from the classical period will be heard -Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms- together with the premiere in Spain of a recent work by the British Joseph Phibbs. He 13 of May, and after more than 10 years of waiting, the mythical returns to Madrid Cuarteto Weaver -founded in Hungary and settled in the United States-, currently considered one of the best chamber groups in the world. The set will tackle pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn and Johannes Brahms along with a foray into the work of Benjamin Britten. The third appointment in this final stretch of ‘Liceo de Cámara XXI’ will be 2 of June he Schumann Quartet, well known also by the CNDM public, with the German soprano Katharina Konradi -young vocal value widely consolidated after passing through festivals, European opera houses and concert halls-, with an exciting program in which you will listen to a selection of The Art of Fugue by Bach together with the quartet based on this work that Jörg Widmann premiered in 2005. The poker of aces will be completed on 9 of June with the presentation at the CNDM of the Elias Quartet with the renowned British tenor Mark Padmore. Together they will face a program in which pieces by Haydn will meet, Gabriel Fauré y Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The concerts of Liceo de Cámara XXI of the National Center for Musical Diffusion (CNDM) develop in the Chamber Hall of the National Music Auditorium of Madrid, to 19.30 hours. Tickets are on sale between € 10 and € 20 and are available at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM network of theaters, and the telephone 91 193 93 21.

Amihai Penny (c) Felix Rettberg

López Banzo

This new appointment with the emblematic Baroque universe of the National Dissemination Center Musical it is a magnificent occasion to meet, from the hand of one of the most important Spanish historicist groups, a jewel of our musical heritage. He Sunday 7 February to 19:00 hours, Al Ayre Spanish will offer in the Symphonic Hall of the Auditorium the concert version of the baroque zarzuela Jupiter and Semele (1718), from Antonio de Literes, under the direction of Eduardo López Banzo. A cast of five great national voices will give voice and life to this score: las sopranos Maria Espada in the role of Jupiter, Sabina Puértolas (Juno) Y Lucia Caihuela (enarretis), mezzosoprano Maite Beaumont (Cupid) and baritone Victor Cruz (Satyr).

Jupiter and Semele O The havoc on finesse premiered in May 1718 at the Teatro de la Cruz in Madrid. It is a zarzuela in two acts with a libretto by José de Cañizares and music by Antonio de Literes, two of the exceptional talents of Spanish musical theater of his time. Eduardo López Banzo rescued this work in 2003 for a recording and a concert tour with your group Al Ayre Spanish, getting the following year, in 2004, the National Music Award. Now it returns to it with a renewed cast and at a peak of musicological studies on Spanish music of that time. In this context, he CNDM continues to value the richness and diversity of our baroque musical heritage, bringing the main national and international formations and interpreters closer to the public from all over Spain through cycles such as Universo Barroco in the National Auditorium, Baroque Spring in Oviedo, Salamanca Barroca or the Cycle of Historical Music of León, among many others.

About Jupiter and Semele the musicologist Cristina Diego Pacheco writes in the notes to the concert hand program: “Works like this evening show the maturity of the Spanish baroque musical theater —before the Italian style and musicians controlled Madrid's musical life— and the talent of its authors, that both typically Hispanic genres and novelties from Italy dominate ”. He also points out that Jupiter y Semele is a very successful zarzuela that "manages to move and amuse to reach the heart of the listener, both today and yesterday ".

The love between the god Jupiter and the beautiful princess of Thebes, Semele, and the jealousy that this relationship causes in the goddess Juno, Jupiter's wife, form the basis of the plot of this zarzuela, loosely inspired by the third book of Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Eduardo López Banzo

Born in Zaragoza in 1961, He is one of the European directors who has made historicism his own musical philosophy with the greatest conviction., with the purpose of bringing the musicians he directs closer to the sources and spirit of each composition, and what makes the music, centuries later, appears again as fresh and novel to the contemporary listener. He studied organ and harpsichord in Zaragoza with José Luis González Uriol and, in Amsterdam, con Jacques van Oortmerssen y Gustav Leonhardt, who encouraged him to work for Spanish baroque music. In 2004, managed to get the group founded by him in 1988, Al Ayre Spanish, get the National Music Award, granted by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain, for more than twenty years of musicological rigor and excellence in interpretation, which has led to Al Ayre Español becoming a benchmark for historicist interpretation throughout Europe. At the head of his group he has performed in the most prestigious venues in the world, although he has also been frequently invited as a conductor with prestigious symphony and historical instrument orchestras.. On the opera ground, Eduardo López Banzo is one of the main current specialists in the dramatic production of Haendel and has participated in numerous national and international stage productions. As a pedagogue, It is required to teach master classes and specialization courses in Spanish and European universities.

Al Ayre Spanish

It was founded in the year 1988 by Eduardo López Banzo with the purpose of addressing the topics that at that time surrounded the interpretations of Spanish baroque music. The spirit of the group has always been to combat these clichés with rigor, excellence in performance and in order to breathe new life into the music of the past, in order to offer them to the contemporary public. Al Ayre Español has become not only a prestigious formation, but in a philosophy of interpretation that Eduardo López Banzo has been building with his musicians and that is now recognizable, requested and acclaimed around the world, in addition to having been awarded the National Music Prize (2004), granted by the Government of Spain. Thirty years in the most important festivals and theaters in Europe, fourteen years as a resident orchestra at the Zaragoza Auditorium, eighteen albums, International awards and distinctions and an incessant schedule of commitments and activities for the coming seasons confirm that the Aragonese group is one of the most outstanding references in the national and international arena.

Benjamin Alard

Benjamin Alard, considered by critics as one of the most profound and distinguished Bachiano harpsichordists in the world, is the protagonist of a great transversal project of the National Dissemination Center Musical spanning six concerts scheduled over two seasons: Its about #ProjectClavierÜbung, dedicated to recreating the series of keyboard works that Bach published in his lifetime under the title of Clavier exercise (this is, Keyboard exercises), and that brings together some of the most brilliant musical pages of the German genius.

The project opens with a concert by Benjamin Alard on the harpsichord within the cycle Baroque universe in the Auditorium Chamber Room, what is celebrated Tomorrow day 2 February. He 20 of March will offer a second concert on the great organ Boundary of the Symphonic Hall of the Auditorium, in the cycle Bach Vermouth. A third concert, back to the harpsichord and in the Chamber Room, the 24 the same month, within the Baroque Universe. This great transversal project will be extended throughout the next season with other 3 concerts also by Benjamin Alard.

Passion for Bach

The main passion of Benjamin Alard It has always been the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and it was for his interpretation of this great composer that he was awarded first prize at the International Bruges Harpsichord Competition in 2004. While still very young he began to study music in his hometown, Dieppe, France. Soon he was drawn to the organ and entered the Rouen Conservatory where he studied with Louis Thiry and François Ménissier. It was Elizabeth Joyé who introduced him to the key, and with her he studied in Paris before continuing, in the year 2003, at the Schola Cantorum in Basel to work with Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, Jean-Claude Zehnder y Andrea Marcon. Since 2005 has been the organist of the Bernard Aubertin organ of the Church of Saint-Louis-en-L’île de Paris, where each season organizes a thematic series of concerts around Bach (for organ, key, chamber music ensembles and harpsichord). Today Benjamin Alard divides his time between harpsichord recitals and chamber music both in harpsichord and organ.. Often presented with repertoire for two keys, in duet with the violinist François Fernandez and in various formations. He is regularly invited to perform as a soloist in the most important auditoriums., festivals and music cycles in Europe, Japan and North America. Since 2005 has been a member of La Petite Bande, ensemble founded in 1973 by Gustav Leonhardt and Sigiswald Kuijken. In the last concerts Benjamin Alard has been the one who has led the group from the harpsichord. He has recorded for the Hortus label and also has to his credit several recordings of works by J.S. Bach for the Alpha seal. His recordings have consistently received praise from the press and have been honored with multiple awards.. Benjamin Alard is now exclusively dedicated to a huge project for the Harmonia Mundi label: the recording of the integral of the keyboard work of J.S. Bach, both organ and key. The first chest appeared in the spring of 2018 and the second (out of a total of 14 boxes) went on sale in April 2019.

Photograph (c) Bernard Martinez

Jordi Savall

Together with two of his most loyal collaborators for decades, Jordi Savall proposes in this extraordinary concert a broad journey through European music between the 16th and 18th centuries . The program is divided into seven sections: the first one walks through Spanish music (Ortiz, Sanz); the second goes to England to meet Captain Tobias Hvme; the third is a look at the low ostinato of the romanesca, including a Mexican excursion; the fourth is dedicated to Emilio de ’Cavalieri, one of the musicians of the famous Camerata Fiorentina; the fifth becomes central European (Bach, Schenck); the sixth, French (Marais, the classic among viola classics); and the seventh returns to the world of stubborn bass and improvisation. Savalliano one hundred percent.

Wednesday 27 of January of 2021 to 19:30 hours, Chamber room


Musical europe. From Renaissance to Baroque

Diego Ortiz (that. 1510-that. 1570)
From Treaty glosses (1553)
Spain – Folia IV – Ancient passamezzo I
Modern Passamezzo III – Ruggiero IX
Romanesca VII – Modern Passamezzo II

Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Jácaras and Canaries

Tobias Hvme (that. 1569-1645)
From Musicall Humors (London, 1605)
A Souldiers March
Good againe
Harke, harke

D. Ortiz
Researched V (Romanesque)
Anonymous (England)
Greensleeves to a Ground (Romanesque)
Anonymous (Tixtla, Mexico)
Guaracha (improvisations)

Emilio de 'Cavalieri (that. 1550-1602)
Sinfonía de Representation of body and soul (1600)
Grand Duke's dance (Or what a new miracle), of Intermediate VI of The pilgrim (1589)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Allemande in D minor, BWV 1011
Johannes Schenck (that. 1660-that. 1712)
Burlesque aria in D minor

Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Human voices (Viola pieces, Free II, 1701)
Verses of follies (The follies of Spain, Viola pieces, Free II, 1701)

Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584-1654)
Glosses about 'Everyone in general'
Canarios (improvisations)
Antonio Valente (1520-1580)
Neapolitan perky (improvisations)

Photograph: Teresa Llordes

The young Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński in the last five years it has become one of the great sensations of international baroque scenes. Al National Auditorium will arrive this time with a group also Polish, founded in Krakow eight years ago, to pose a bloodless battle between vocal and instrumental repertoires involving two of the composition heroes of the first half of the 18th century , Haendel Y Vivaldi. The duel will be played between opera arias (the majority, German) and Venetian violin concertos.

Sunday 17 January at 19:00 hours, Symphony hall.


Heroes. Battle between the instrument and the voice

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Symphony-Allegro by L'Olympics, RV 725 (1733)
Allegro del Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 273
'I feel inside', from Giustino, RV 717 (1724)
Length of Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 273
Allegro del Violin Concerto in D minor ‘Per Pisendel’, RV 242 (1725)
Violin Concerto in D major ‘Il grosso mogul’, RV 208
Andante (Weather in Ciaccona) of the Violin Concerto in D major, RV 222
George Frideric Haendel (1685-1759)
'In spite of an ungrateful face', from Tamerlano, Gorge 18 (1724)
'We are close to the port', from Rinaldo, Gorge 7 (1711)
'Furious the wind blows', from Partenope, Gorge 27 (1730)
From Tomoleo, king of Egypt, Gorge 25 (1728)
‘Silent love’
‘Come back alone for a moment’
'Unjust heaven'
'Shaken by fierce storms', from Riccardo I, king of England, Gorge 23 (1727)

Photograph: Jiyang Chen

Academy of Pleasure

A re-creation of the laments caused by war catastrophes. That is what this program of Academy of Pleasure, the Sevillian's set Fahmi Alqhai, that will approach the dark vision of the terrible central years of the seventeenth century in the lands of the empire (Thirty Years War) through those who lived it and could tell it, like Weckmann the Buxtehude, North German school props. But there is also a look to the south, towards the Seville of Lobo y Correa and the moving Wailing de Antonio Mogavero, a musician from southern Italy who died in Madrid.


The courage of its innovative projects and the strong artistic personality of its director have made Accademia del Piacere the avant-garde group of early Spanish music and one of the leaders in Europe., thanks to his renewed conception of historical music., Accademia del Piacere has revealed new nuances in fundamental repertoires of historical music such as the Italian Seicento, Spanish Renaissance music (“Rediscovering Spain”) or the stage of the Hispanic Baroque ("Sing of Love", dedicated to Juan Hidalgo), receiving awards such as Choc de Classica (France), el Prelude Award(Holland) and the GEMA award for the Best Spanish Baroque Group in 2016. Accademia and Alqhai also surprise visiting artistic territories unrelated to historicism, as in the comings and goings and dialogues, respectively with the flamenco singers Arcángel and Rocío Márquez, for those who receive the Giraldillos from the Seville Flamenco Biennial 2012 and 2016.Accademia del Piacere has performed in the most prestigious stages of classical music, like the new Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and the one in Vienna, Cologne Philharmonie, la Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon, the National Auditorium in Madrid and many others in Holland,Mexico, Colombia, France, U.S, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Accademiadel Piacere receives support from the Andalusian Agency for Cultural Institutions and the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM).


viola da gamba and direction Fahmi Alqhaies today considered one of the most important viola da gamba players in the world, and one of the greatest innovators of the interpretation of early music, thanks to its bold conception, personal and communicative approach to historical repertoires.Born in Seville in 1976 a Syrian father and Palestinian mother, It formed in Seville and Switzerland (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and Conservatory of Italian Switzerland Lugano) with teachers Ventura Rico, Paolo Pandolfo y Vittorio Ghielmi. He worked for sets and top-notch directors (Jordi Savall, ton Koopman,Pedro Memelsdorff, uri Caine, etc.), While obtaining a degree in Dentistry from the University of Seville, his career was already focused on his soloist side and his ensemble, Academy of Pleasure, Fahmi Alqhai has led innovative recordings for Glossa (“Rediscovering Spain”, "Sing of Love") they have received important awards worldwide, even outside the realm of historical music, as the Giraldillo for Best Music at the Seville Flamenco Biennial 2012 for The comings and goings —his fourth CD—, by the cantaor Arcángel, and the Giraldillo 2016 to Innovation through Dialogues, with Rocío Márquez. 2014 Alqhai presents his first solo CD, "To taste", renovadora whose conception of viola da gamba received an excellent reception across Europe. For the British magazine Gramophone is a disc “extraordinary” what “takes the viola da gamba to a new terrain of joyous potential”, Y “a happy tribute to all that the violation may have been, and can still be”. With it toured Japan and the United States, after having conducted the Accademia del Piacere in the most important concert halls in the world, like the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the one in Berlin, the new Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cologne Philharmonie (Germany), Foundation Gulbenkian (Portugal), the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid (Spain) and many other stages in Holland, Mexico, Colombia, Switzerland, France, Italy, etc. In 2016 It presents his most personal work as a soloist, "The Bach Album" for the Glossa label, Audience Award for Best Album 2016 for GEMA, Exceptional Disc for Scherzoy Melómano de Oro. In 2018 receives the Medal of the City of Seville. 2009 He is artistic director of FEMAS, Early Music Festival in Seville.

20 of November, National Auditorium, Chamber Hall

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Photograph: © Oscar Romero

Quiroga portrait

The Quiroga Quartet and Juan Manuel Cañizares are today two emblems of Spanish music. That is why the complement of both talents in that sum of aromas that is the Quintet nº 4 ‘Fandango’ by Boccherini and at the world premiere of the Catalan guitarist's commissioned work, equally virtuous in flamenco and in the music we call classical, it must be quite an event. Quiroga's versatility will remain, Likewise, shown in two works separated by almost two centuries and two continents, with the special incentive of recovering a piece as important as little traveled as is the Quartet No. 1 by Argentine Alberto Ginastera.

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Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
String Quartet No. 3 in E flat major, on. 24, G 191 (1776-1778)
Quintet for guitar and strings nº 4 in D major ‘FandangThe', G 448 (1798)
Juan Manuel Cañizares (1966)
String Quintet No. 1 ‘The moons of Madrid’ *+ (2020)
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
String Quartet No. 1, on. 20 (1948)

*+ premiere. Custom CNDM

17 of November, National Auditorium, Chamber Hall

Photograph: © IGOR STUDIO

Gautier capucon

A journey through the romantic spirit, intense and extremely lyrical by three composers with broad breath is the one offered us by two young but already great interpreters such as the French cellist Gautier Capuçon and the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela montero. Meditation and rapture in Fantasy pieces (Fantasy pieces) Schumann, the ever elegant balance of Mendelssohn and the equal treatment of the piano and the cello in one of the few samples of chamber music in the catalog of Rachmaninov are stages of a high voltage emotional journey.

GAUTIER CAPUÇON, cello Gautier Capuçon is the founder and director of the Classed'Excellence de Violoncelle of the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. Multiple award winner, recognized for his deep and expressive performances, his exuberant virtuosity and the glorious sound of his cello built by Matteo Goffriller 1701 “L ́Ambassadeur”. He plays a wide variety of works every season with new commissions. Recent projects include the worldwide performance of Tabachnik's “Summer” Cello Concert.. In the 2019/20 played with the Los Angeles / Jordan Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic / Bychkov and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Gergiev; the St Louis / Deneve Symphony, Singapur/Ashkenzy y Radio Bavara/Noseda. He has toured Europe and the United States with the Leipzig / Nelsons Gewandhaus Orchestra and the San Francisco / Tilson Thomas Symphony.. He toured with Yuja Wang playing at the Hamburg Elbphilarmonie, Konzerthaus de One, Barbican Center London and the Philharmonie de Paris. Tocócon Renaud Capuçon, Frank Braley, Jérôme Ducros,Leonidas Kavakos, Nicholas Angelich, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Lisa Batiashvili, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Artemis and Ébène Quartets.Gautier Capuçones Artist Resident in Lugano.Recorded for the Warner Classics label. He has won multiple awards and has an extensive discography. He has recorded Schumann's works with Martha Argerich., Renaud Capuçon and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Haitink. His last album came out in December 2019, with Yuja Wang with Sonatas by Chopin and Franck. Other recordings include Concertos by Shostakovich (Orquesta Mariinsky/Gergiev) y Saint-Saëns (Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France / Bringuier); laintegral de Sonatasde Beethoven con Frank Braley; the Schubert String Quintet with the Ébène Quartet; eIntuition, disc with the Paris Chamber Orchestra / Douglas Boyd and Jérôme Ducros. On DVD has live recordings with the Berliner Philharmoniker / Dudamel (Haydn No.1)y junto a Lisa Batiashvili, Staatskapelle Dresden / Thielemann (Brahms double).Popular artist in his native France, is invited to shows like Prodiges, Now Hear Thisy The Artist Academy.Nacido en Chambéry (France), Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of 5 years. He studied at the National Conservatory of Paris with Philippe Muller and Anne Cochet-Zakine, and with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. He plays regularly with large orchestras and conductors such as Bringuier, Dudamel, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Orozco-Estraday View-Séguin. Collaborate with current composers like Lera Auerbach, Karol Beffa, Esteban Benzecry, Nicola Campogrande, Qigang Chen, Bryce Dessner, Jérôme Ducros, Herny Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Manoury, Bruno Mantovani, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm y Jörg Widmann.

GABRIELA MONTERO, Gabriela Montero's visionary performances and extraordinary talent for improvisation have earned her a devoted following around the world.. She has been the winner of the prestigious Heidelberger Frühling Music Prize in 2018 y del 4th International Beethoven Award de Bonn en 2019. Also in 2015 won the Latin Grammy® award for best classical music album. His debuts with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra recently stand out (Edward Gardner), con la New World Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas), with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony in Tokyo (Aziz Shokhakimov), with the Valencia Orchestra (Pablo Heras-Casado), y con la Bournemouth Symphony (Carlos Miguel Prieto), with which he was also Artist in Residence in the season 2019-2020. He has also performed his own Latin Concerto with the Orchestra of the Americas at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and at the Edinburgh Festival, as well as at Carnegie Hall in New York and the New World Center in Miami with the NYO2. Gabriela has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras, Royal Liverpool, Dresden, Oslo, Vienna Radio; la Gewandhausorchester de Leipzig, la NDR Symphony Orchestra de Hamburgo, la Zurich Chamber Orchestra, la Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, Toronto, Baltimore, Vienna, Birmingham, Barcelona, Lucerne and Sydney; the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philharmonia, Scottish Ensemble, etc. He also usually performs in recitals in venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Kennedy Center in New York, Vienna concert hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Frankfurt Old Opera, Gewandhaus de Leipzig, Herkulessaal de Munich, Sydney Opera House, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Lisbon Gulbenkian Museum, Orchard Hall de Tokio, and at the Edinburgh Festivals, Salzburg, Lucerne, Ravinia, Gstaad, Lugano, Tanglewood, Aldeburgh, Rheingau, etc. Strong defender of human rights, in 2015 was named Honorary Consul by Amnesty International for her continued commitment to human rights in her native Venezuela. She was invited to participate in the Festival Women of the Worlden2013, held at the Southbank Center in London, and has spoken and played twice at the Davos-Klosters World Economic Forum (Switzerland). In 2012 received the Rockefeller Award for his contribution to the arts and in 2008 was invited to play at the presidential inauguration of Barak Obama.

3 November at the National Auditorium, Chamber Hall

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Photograph: (c) Ann Street Studio

Boris Berezovsky (Moscow, 1969) will perform next 20 in March National Auditorium, in which it will be the third concert of the Ciclo Goldberg. Berezovsky recovered for a regular bit format Auditorium, as soloist and director piano, with the Symphony State Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov". Virtuosity entitled UNLIMITED, three concerts will be interpreted for piano, P. I. Tchaikovsky , S. Prokofiev y D. Shostakovich.

This will be the third of five concerts novel with great performers of the international scene is bringing the cycle to the Madrid scenario. Denis Matsuev, titan perform on the piano 10 May and talented young pianist Alexander Malofeev close the cycle the 20 of May.

Great Cycle Goldberg Concerts estádirigido the most demanding music lovers but also those who want to get into classical music, asequibles.Abonos with a range of prices and single tickets can be purchased at, at the Ticket Office of the National Music Auditorium and at

20 of March 2020

19:30 HS

Virtuosity UNLIMITED

Boris Berezovsky, piano and director

State Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"

  1. I. Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major Op. 4

  1. Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Op.10 re

  1. Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 and fa mayor Op.102


Boris Berezovsky He born in Moscow in 1969, He studied at the Conservatory of Music of his city and, before 20 years, in 1988, after its presentation at the Wigmore Hall in London, The Times termed it as "exceptional promise, a pianist of dazzling virtuosity and formidable power ". Two years later he won the Gold Medal at the International Competition in Moscow Chaikowsky, all predictions came true. He was born a world star of the piano.

His pianistic career thirty years have not only confirmed Berezovsky as "the most authentic Russian pianist movement", an artist claimed by the most prestigious orchestras and conductors and acclaimed in the most important rooms in the world. From the Concertgebouw to the New York Philharmonic, the Orchester National de France, Berlin Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of Denmark, Dresden Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta the Staatskapelle Dresden, the, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, just to mention some of the dozens of orchestras with which he has performed over the years and with directors as prestigious as Antonio Pappano, Yuri Temirkanov, Alexander Vedernikov, Leif Segsertam, Dmitri Kitaenko, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Leonard Slatkin, Dimitri Liss o Kurt Masur.

His presentation as a soloist in recitals is constant, to equal their presence at major festivals pianísticos of the world as the Gstaad Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Verbier, BERGAMO, Brescia Salzburg.

It is remarkable to emphasize his passion for chamber music and his collaboration with some of the most renowned musicians as Vadim Repin, Brigitte Engerer, Dmitri Makhtin, Julian Rachlin, Alejandro Gindin, Michael Collins, Henri Demarquette, Alejandro Melnikov, Alexander Borodin Kniazev or quartets, Britten, Endellion y Takacs. In this field of chamber music he has maintained a strong partnership for many years with Brigitte Engerer, both recordings and scenarios.

Its activity in recordings has been very special. Registration of the complete Beethoven concertos, with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the direction of Thomas Dausgaard, It has been met with rave reviews. For the label Teldec has made a considerable number of recordings dedicated to works by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Músorgski, Balakirev, Medtner, Franz Liszt Ravel o. Along with Dmitri Majtin, Aleksandr Kniazev and recorded a DVD with works for piano, violin and cello, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov and Warner Classics International, also recorded works by Shostakovich and Rachmaninov.

These record works have been widely recognized and rewarded with awards such as the Choc de la Musique in France, Gramophone in England, Echo Classic 2005 in Germany, the Diapason d'Or and RTL d'Or. In 2006 Berezovsky, won the German Record Critics and the BBC Music Magazine Awards. The gramophone record label describes it as “the most authentic of the great Russian pianists”.

There is anecdotal highlight its versatility and interpretive note that it is a brilliant interpreter of jazz. And it is usual to present with his jazz trio in theaters and clubs in your country. Recently one of these jazz sessions was presented on television and offered an impressive interpretation of the piano version of the song "Mack the Knife".

In 2014 He was named Artistic Director of the Festival “Earth music” in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Berezovsky has a daughter, Evelyne Berezovsky -born in 1991-, who is also a pianist. Usually he lives in Brussels.


In 2016, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”, one of the oldest symphonic orchestras of the country, held its 80 anniversary. The presentation of the State Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Gauk and Erich Kleiber took place for eight decades, he 5 October 1936, in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

Over the years, the orchestra has been led by prominent musicians as Alexander Gauk (1936-1941),NatanRakhlin (1941-1945), Konstantin Ivanov (1946-1965) and EvgenySvetlanov (1965-2000).

He 27 October 2005, Academic Symphony Orchestra of the State received the official name of E. F. Svetlanov. From 2000 a 2002, the orchestra was led by VasilySinaisky, and 2002 a 2011 por Mark Gorenstein.

He 24 October 2011, Vladimir Jurowski, world-renowned director collaborates with many opera companies and orchestras large, He was appointed Artistic Director of the State Orchestra. Since the season 2016/2017 Vasily Petrenko is the principal guest conductor of the orchestra.

The orchestra has performed in such prestigious venues of the Russian Federation as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, el Teatro Bolshoy, the Hall of Pillars of the House of Unions, the State Kremlin Palace (Moscow), and in internationally renowned venues like Carnegie Hall (NY) , el Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Musikverein (Vienna), Royal Albert Hall (London), the Salle Pleyel (Paris), Colon Theatre (Buenos Aires) and Suntory Hall (Tokio). In 2013, the orchestra performed for the first time in Moscow's Red Square.

Throughout its history it has been directed, as guest conductors, por H.Abendroth,E.Ansermet, L.Blech, N.Golovanov, A.Jansone, O.Klemperer, K.Kondrashin, L.Maazel, N.Malko, I.Markevitch, E.Mravinsky, C. Munch, M.Rostropovich,G.Rozhdestvensky,K.Sanderling,S.Sondeckis,I.Stravinski,A.Boreiko, C.Dutoit, V.Gergiev, M.Jurowski, A.Lazarev, I.Marin, K.Masur, A.Sladkovsky, L.Slatkin, Y.Temirkanov, A.Vedernikov, among others.

Some of the most prominent soloists who have performed with the orchestra are the singers I.Arkhipova, M.Caballe, D.Hvorostovsky, S.Lemeshev, E.Obraztsova, G.Vishnevskaya, P. Sunday, M.Guleghina y J.Kaufmann; pianists V. Cliburn, E.Gilels, H.Neuhaus, N.Petrov, S.Richter, M.Yudina, V.Afanassiev, B.Berezovsky, E.Kissin, N.Lugansky, D.Matsuev, G.Sokolov,D. Alieva, A.Garifullina, W.Meier, A.Netrebko, H.Gerzmava, A.Pendatchanska, I.Abdrazakov, D.Korchak, y V.Ladiuk, R. Pape and E. Virsaladze; pianists M. A. Hamelin, L.O.Andsnes, A.Volodin, J.Y.Thbaudet, M.Uchida y R.Buchbinder;L violinistas. Kogan, Y.Menuhin, D.Oistrakh, V.Pikayzen, G.Kremer, V.Repin, V.Spivakov, V.Tretyakov, K. Barati, L.Kavakos, P.Kopachinskaja, S.Krylov, J.Rachlin, J.Fischer, D.Hope, and N.Znaider and M.Vengerov; violist Y.Bashmet; and cellists M.Rostropovich, N.Gutman, A.Kniazev y A.Rudin.

Since its first tour abroad 1956, the orchestra represents Russian culture tours regularly throughout the mundo.Sus have succeeded by Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, U.S, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Spain, Turkey, China and many other countries.

His discography includes hundreds of LPs and CDs released by major Russian and foreign labels such as Melodiya, Bomba-Piter, Delos, EMI Classics, BMG, German Grammophon, Naxos, Chandos, Music production Dabringhausund Grimm, Toccata Classics, Fancymusic.

One of the most important recordings in his discography is the Anthology of Russian Symphony Music spanning audio recordings of Russian composers from M.Glinka to I.Stravinsky with EvgenySvetlanov as director.

In the last years, the orchestra has performed at the Festival Grafenegg (Austria), Kissinger Sommer one Bad Kissingen (Germany), Art Festival Hong Kong, the festival “another space”, “Opera Live” and XIII Moscow International Film Festival “Guitar Virtuosi”. Denis Matsuev VII International Festival in Perm, IV International Art Festival Tchaikovsky in Klin.

The orchestra has performed world premieres of works by A.Vustin, S.Goss, E.Podgaits, S.Slonimskiy, A.Nikolaev, J.Sherling and Russian premieres of works by J.Adams, L. Beethoven – G.Mahler , D. Kurtag, V.Silvestrov, R.Schedrin, J.Tavener, A.Skryabin – A.Nemtin, C.Orff, G.Gladkov, V.Tarnopolskiy, K.Stockhausen.

further, He participated in the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, the I and II International Competition for young pianists Contest Grand Piano, He presented six annual cycles of educational concerts “Stories orchestra”.

Since January 2016, the orchestra has been working on a special project aimed at supporting the composition, which involves a close collaboration with the modern Russian authors, Aleksander Vustin is the first composer in residence with the orchestra.

Alexei Volodin

Philharmonic presents the next 9 May at the National Auditorium teacher Vladimir Fedoseyev junto al pianista Alexei Volodin . This time we will offer one of the most famous and emblematic symphonies of Russian repertoire: the Quinta from Shostakóvich.

Fedoseyev and Shostakovich were contemporaries, They met and collaborated. The version that the teacher will give us the fifth Symphony It will be explained from tradition, friendship and admiration.

interpreters: Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Alexei Volodin , vladimir Fedoseyev


Chaikovsky, Piano Concerto No.. 1, in B flat minor, on. 23

Shostakóvich, symphony No.. 5, in D minor, on. 47

Thursday 9 May 2019 | 19.30 h | Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium

VLADIMIR FEDOSEYEV: A great teacher of Russian tradition

We are fortunate to have with us again to Maestro Vladimir Fedoseyev, living legend of the recent Russian musical history. Vladimir Fedoseyev was designed by Evgeny Mravinsky conductor, the same as, he 21 November 1937 He premiered in Leningrad with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the city, the symphony No. 5 de Shostakóvich.

Years later, he Maestro Fedoseyev had the great opportunity to meet Dmitri Shostakovich in person during preparation of the release of its symphony No. 15, performed by the Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky, under the baton of Max Shostakovich, son of composer.

"I learned a lot about Shostakovich thanks to other nearby Master composers, como Boris Chaikovsky, Mechislav Weinberg, georgiy Sviridov. – Fedoseyev explained- Through their stories, their memories and my own observations seeing the Master, I settled everything in one portrait: Shostakovich was a brilliant and complex person. The most important thing this complex portrait, It was the music that was not yet fully open; I am sure that as the music live, It develops over time and over time. Shostakovich is my favorite composer of the twentieth century”.


The rich Russian musical tradition has given us great composers, but also interpreters, especially, pianist. Sviatoslav Richter, Vladimir Horowitz, Emil Guilels O mariya Yúdina They are four of the pillars that underpin this pianistic tradition, from which, Alexei Volodin is one of the most significant heirs.

Valery Gergiev, one of the great mentors pianist career, He said: “Young pianists of today's Russian pianists, Alexei Volodin is the one that has clearly inherited the sound of Guilels ".

Volodin was present in the first season of the Philharmonic 28 February 2013, where, along with Baberger Symphoniker and Jonathan Nott as director, interpreted the Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 5, "Emperor".


Founded in 1930, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra was the first symphony orchestra of Soviet radio. Once dissolved the USSR, in 1993, the Russian Ministry of Culture rechristened with the name formation Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, name, Besides, recognizes its important role in promoting much of the music of Russian composer. Vladimir Fedoseyev is the current chief conductor from 1974; along these forty-five years, the master and his predecessors have contributed decisively to the artistic development of training, taking the lead and making it one of the most important orchestras in Russia. Interpretations of Maestro Fedoseyev are known worldwide for their depth, artistic passion Y great sensitivity to the national character of Russian music. With the Master in front, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra has been the first Russian orchestra, with Russian director, to record the complete set of Beethoven symphonies.


Cuarteto Password

He Thursday 4 of April to 19.30 hours, National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) It presented in Chamber Hall of the Auditorio Nacional al Cuarteto Password with pianist Judith Jáuregui. The program chosen for the occasion joins Shostakovich and Weinberg, two friends who admired each other and suffered the consequences of political persecution. The case of the former is better known, but the second not so much: his family emigrated to Poland after the pogroms of 1903 Y 1905. In 1939 Weinberg sought refuge in the Soviet Union and lost her parents and her sister in a concentration camp.

The last tickets for this concert, with a general price 10 a 20 euros, They are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM theaters, Y 902 22 49 49.

fantastic five

Distinguished by critics as a light artist, elegant and personal, Judith Jáuregui It has become one of the most valued figures of the Spanish music scene. Born in San Sebastian 1985, He highlighted his talent soon led him to debut in concert with just 11 years. Habitual of the main Spanish stages, from the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid to Barcelona Auditorium, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Miguel Delibes of Valladolid, Festival of Granada, Peralada, Musika-Music Musical Fortnight of San Sebastian, Judith has given the jump in international festivals and famous places like Piano Festival La Roque d'Anthéron, La Folle Journée de Nantes, the Lille Piano Festival and the Festival of Montpellier in France, Murten Classics Festival in Switzerland that has been artist in residence, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing or Tokyo Suntory Hall where successfully completed a recent tour of several cities in Japan with the National Orchestra of Spain.

He has also collaborated, among other, with the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León, Euskadi Symphony, Bilbao Symphony, Murcia Symphony, the Community of Madrid Orchestra, Oviedo Philharmonic and international formations among which include the Prague Philharmonia, Das Neue Orchester de Colonia, Aarhus Symphony, Slovak Sinfonietta Orchestra and the Simon Bolivar of Venezuela, having the opportunity to work with directors such as Andrey Boreyko, Marc Soustrot, Diego Matheuz, Jaime Martin, Victor Pablo Pérez, Christoph Spering o Kaspar Zehnder. Artist involved in chamber music, Jauregui currently has projects with different groups and musicians such as the German Signum Quartett or the Franco-Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat. On the other hand and from the conviction that music knows no stylistic boundaries, shares a project fusion and Latin jazz classic with Cuban pianist Pepe Rivero.

Fulfilling its most enterprising facet pianist created in 2013 his own record label, BerliMusic. In his latest release titled X, It delves into the ecstasy of Scriabin, inspired by Chopin and subsequent influence on Szymanowski. Her previous works include several authors and epochs, from Debussy, Liszt, Mompou Albéniz, Granados Schumann. His first record edited by Columna Música (Robert Schumann, the art of small) It was recognized as "Best Classical Album" in the 'Independent Music Awards'. He has also recorded for National Radio media as Spain, Spanish TV or Radio France Musique de Radio France.

Last season 2017-2018 They highlighted their debuts in London and Paris, at the Southbank Center and the Auditorium of the Louvre respectively, and his return to China, country that offered an extensive recital tour. He also starred with the Orchester de Córdoba, Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia and the cycle Matinées of the Symphony Orchestra of Euskadi. Other appointments also led to the Opera House of Saint-Etienne and Toulon Festival in France, Schloss Elmau in Germany, as well as other Spanish venues such as the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Baluarte Auditorium of Pamplona and Bilbao Palacio Euskalduna. Future commitments await you along the Hrladec Králové Philharmonic in the Czech Republic and in other venues such as the San Sebastian Musical Fortnight, Prince Felipe Auditorium in Oviedo or the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid.

He Cuarteto Password He has always left an indelible memory in all its actions in the most prestigious international stages, becoming one of the most interesting sets of time. Founded in 1994, The Quartet has been supported by Bayer Kultur as part of their cultural START program, and at the present time he is a member of BBC New Generation Series Ia 3 Artits. intensive studies with the Alban Berg Quartet, Artemis Quartet and the Melos Quartet, and Gyorgy Kurtag collaborations with, Walter Levin, Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleisher y Jorg Widmann, artfstico have characterized the development of the quartet has won numerous awards, including the prestigious 'Paolo Borciani', 'ICMC' Hamburg and the International Quartet Competition in London, where he also won the "Audience Award".

The quartet, whose mentors Jörg Widmann remain and Alfred Brendel, Igor Levit collaborates with, Leonard Elschenbroich, Adrian Brendel, Christian lhle Hadland, Eckart Runge (Artemis Quartet), Mark Simpson, Carolin Widmann y Dominique Horwitz. Among many other cities, their tours have ended in Paris, Vienna, Colonia, Basel, Oslo, Frankfurt o Santa Fe, and he has participated in festivals in Davos, Lofoten, West Cork, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Aldeburgh and Aix-enProvence. Tam have one actuado and Ia Berliner Philharmoniker, Tonhalle Dusseldorf with Leon Fleisher, Wigmore Hall in London with BBC Proms Ia, Laeiszhalle de Hamburgo, LiederhalleStuttgart, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and the Harvard Music Association of Boston. At the invitation of the Goethe Institute, the group has toured Asia, Central America and Africa. In our country it has offered several concerts in Madrid and Barcelona, as well as Ia Philharmonic Society of Valencia, Salamanca City of Culture Foundation and the Canary Islands Music Festival. His last recording, in May 2013, Bartok quartets, Schnittke y Berg, He was awarded the 'International Music Award' to Ia "Best Chamber Music Recording". Signum Quartet concerts have been broadcast internationally by the radio stations of the ARD, Germany radio, DRS, ORF, BBC and Arts.

Photo: Cuarteto SIGNUM © Irène Zandel

Anne Queffélec

The next 26 March Parisian pianist Anne Queffélec It will be presented to the public of Great cycle Interpreters for the first time in his career. It will, Besides, ushering The best pianists in the world, Cycle initiative organized by the Scherzo Foundation that brings together four of the most outstanding performers of the current scene in a single payment. The best pianists in the world It includes Queffélec, Khatia the debutantes also Buniatiashvili (29 October) and Beatrice Rana (12 of November) and the legendary Martha Argerich with Kremerata Baltica (26 of November). This subscription offer, from the 92 euros, It is available only in the month of March in the Scherzo Foundation.

Likewise, he Cycle Great Performers of Scherzo He has prepared a special promotion for children 26 years, you can purchase two tickets 10 euros for Queffélec recitals and Javier Perianes.

For this occasion, French pianist has prepared an extensive program that includes works by Bach, one of his artists predilectos-, Scarlatti, Chopin, trade, Debussy y Mozart, among others. Likewise, The interpreter will offer a masterclass Monday 25 students of the Conservatory of Music in Madrid.

Queffélec is considered one of the foremost contemporary pianists. He has performed in prestigious concert halls in the world and with leading orchestras, between them, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Philharmonic Zuidnederland, NHD the Tokyo, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchester National de France, Radio France Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia the Kremerata Baltica. Among the directors he has worked names you are as Boulez, Gardiner, Jordan, Zinman, Eschenbach, Conlon, Langrée, Bělohlávek, Casadesus, Lombard, Guschlbauer, Foster, Hollinger and Janowski.

Anne Queffélec plays regularly at festivals in the UK, The Netherlands and Austria; as in festivals in France as Strasbourg, Montpellier, Besançon, La Grange de Meslay, La Folle Journée de Nantes. At the festival La Roque d'Anthéron, the pianist played a full cycle of Mozart sonatas in six concerts issued by France Musique. He also collaborated on the award-winning film Amadeus, de Milos Forman, under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner.

Both on stage and in recordings, Anne Queffélec cultivated an extensive repertoire, as demonstrated by their 40 recordings, ranging from Scarlatti to Dutilleux. Albums of this artist are published on Erato, Virgin Classics y Mirare. Among his most recent records include Satie & Team, who received the Diapason d'Or 2013; your CD Ravel, Debussy, Fauré de Erato (2014) and also Scarlatti Sonatas wonder (2015), both awarded a Diapason d'Or. June 2016 BBC Magazine He recommended several of his live recordings. In September 2016, French magazine Diapason selected its interpretation of Concerto in G Ravel as "indispensable". Anne Queffélec dedicate his next recording the piano sonatas of Mozart, which will in the Mirare seal along this 2019.

This concert will be the fourth season of the 24th Cycle Great Performers of Scherzo, He has prepared an issue with some of the best pianists in the international music scene: Arkadi Volodos, Maurizio Pollini, Javier Perianes, Josep Colom, Beatrice Rana y Khatia Buniatiashvili (the two debutants in the cycle with Queffélec) Martha Argerich and Kremerata Baltica with. The ticket price is set from the 20 euros, while under 26 years can buy tickets for six euros. In addition to the promotions thrown this March, the Scherzo Foundation has launched the initiative #EntrePianos a group of 15 young people who have never attended a concert can do it for free.

With nearly a quarter century of history, this cycle sponsored by THE COUNTRY, and the Inaem Cadena Ser It has been more than a hundred pianists who have participated in more than 200 concerts, thus becoming a European reference throughout its kind. Among some of his most acclaimed by critics and public appointments is the extraordinary concert by Gustavo Dudamel and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in the last edition, considered by Cultural as one of the best 2018.

National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours

BACH/BUSONI: Preludio Coral “Now, der Heiden Heiland "BWV komm't 639
MARCELLO / BACH: Concerto for Oboe Adagio in D minor BWV 974
VIVALDI/BACH: Long du Concerto for organ in D minor BWV 596
D. SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, K.32: Aria
F. CHOPIN: Nocturne op.15 No. 3 in G minor
TRADE / Kempff: Minuet in G minor Suite No. 1, Gorge 434
F. CHOPIN: Night op.37 no.1 less Sol
BACH / HESS: Coral “are, my joy” cantata BWV 147
COMMERCE: Chaconne in G major, Gorge 435
C. DEBUSSY: Images # 1: Reflections in the water "Moonlight"
F. CHOPIN: Berceuse in D major flatted, on. 57 Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, on. 66
W.A. MOZART: Sonate No. 13 in B flat major, K. 333

Cuarteto Quiroga

He Saturday 9 February to 19.30 hours, National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) It presented in Chamber Hall of the Auditorio Nacional laureateCuarteto Quiroga, Recent National Music Prize 2018, junto al prestigioso clarinetista y compositor Jörg Widmann. La razón de este excepcional cruce de caminos es el estreno absoluto de Joyce, encargo que el CNDM ha realizado junto a la Sociedad Filarmónica de Badajoz al compositor húngaro Peter Eötvös. This is the second work that our institution requests this international master, tras el cuarteto para cuerda y soprano sirens cycle coencargado en 2015 en coproducción con el Wigmore Hall de Londres, la TonhalleGesellschaft de Zúrich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, IRCAM – Centre Pompidou de París, ProQuartet – Centre Européen de Musique de Chambre de París y el Südwestrundfunk estrenado por el Cuarteto Calder y la soprano Audrey Luna. In fact, this new piece comes from one of the movements that cycle, but this time, para cuarteto de cuerda y clarinete. El programa lo completarán el Quartet No. 2 de Béla Bartók (obra incluida en Terra, Cuarteto Quiroga latest album) and the And Clarinet Quintet in B flat major cuerdadde Carl Maria Von Weber. The last tickets for these two concerts, with a general price 10 a 20 euros, They are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM theaters, Y 902 22 49 49. The next day, the concert will be repeated in Badajoz in the X Cycle Current Music &, in addition to these two concerts, Monday 11 February, Cuarteto Quiroga will participate in a meeting at the San Pablo CEU University.

Kafka, Joyce y Eötvös

Peter Eötvös, composer, Hungarian conductor and teacher, is, undoubtedly, uno de los intérpretes de música del siglo XX más importantes del mundo. Nacido en Transilvania en 1944, It is considered long one of the most significant and influential figures from the international music scene and one of the most important conductors and composers, thanks to his operas, trabajos orquestales y conciertos escritos para los artistas más destacados. Para Eötvös es vital transmitir su extenso conocimiento a otros, target getting through his work as a teacher of the Conservatories of Cologne and Karlsruhe and master classes and seminars throughout Europe, in addition to the support offered to young composers and directors by two institutions located in Budapest: on "International Eötvös Institute" (created in 1991) y la “Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation” (founded in 2004).

The idea of Joyce procede de The Sirens Cycle (2015-2016) for string quartet and soprano, pieza dividida en diez movimientos que «tradujo» a lenguaje musical textos de Homero, Joyce y Kafka. El punto de partida de aquella composición era el extraño relato de Kafka El silencio de las sirenas. La temática cautivó a Eötvös hasta el punto de crear nexos entre el motivo de las sirenas kafkianas y otros dos atribuidos a Joyce y Homero. De este modo surgió un ciclo en tres partes muy diferentes entre sí que, However, encarnan en su diversidad al canto o, en palabras de Kafka, al silencio de las sirenas. A ello hay que añadir otro Joyce para clarinete solo —escrito por Eötvös pensando en el gran Jörg Widmann— que es el germen de esta nueva perspectiva que ahora nos ofrece del lenguaje de James Joyce, ampliándolo en esta ocasión con un cuarteto de cuerda. Según Francisco García Tortosa, su editor y traductor, at Ulises de Joyce «el estilo queda a merced de la lengua». Y esa lengua, esa voz, esa confrontación, pero también complementariedad de estilos, es lo que aquí nos llega en forma de sonido.

Según Eötvös: “Mis composiciones tienen siempre un carácter narrativo. Por lo general parten del lenguaje hablado. Eso se evidencia a través de la temática de mis piezas y la propensión a una articulación musical muy minuciosa. Componer para instrumentos de cuerda me produce un placer especial, ya que son los más cercanos al habla, gracias a su rica paleta de colores y a su enorme ámbito, que abarca desde los sonidos más graves a los más agudos y chillones”.

Cuerdas mayúsculas

He Cuarteto Quiroga, cuarteto residente en el Palacio Real de Madrid, responsable de su colección palatina de Stradivarius decorados, está considerado hoy como uno de los grupos más singulares y activos de la nueva generación europea, internacionalmente reconocido entre crítica y público por la fuerte personalidad de su carácter como grupo y por sus interpretaciones audaces y renovadoras. The group was born with the desire to pay homage to the great Galician violinist Manuel Quiroga, one of the most important musicians of our musical history. Rainer Schmidt formed, Walter Levin and Hatto Beyerle (Hagen quartets, Alban Berg and LaSalle) the Reina Sofía School, la Musikhochschule de Basilea, y la European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), en su personalidad musical han influido también maestros como György Kurtág, Ferenc Rados, András Keller, Eberhard Feltz y Johannes Meissl. Galardonado en los más prestigiosos concursos internacionales para cuarteto (Bordeaux, Paolo Borciani, Beijing, Geneva, Paris, etc.), es habitual de las salas más importantes del escenario camerístico internacional (Wigmore Hall London, Philarmonie Berlin, Frick Collection y Lincoln Center New York, Invalides Paris, Madrid National Auditorium, Heidelberg spring, National Gallery Washington DC, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Da Camera Los Ángeles, Martinu Hall Praga, Nybrokajen Stockholm, Stadtcasino Basel, Mozarteum Salzburg, etc.). Recientes ganadores del Premio Nacional de Música 2018, entre sus galardones también destacan el Premio ‘Ojo Crítico 2007’ de RNE y la Medalla de Oro 2006 del Palau de Barcelona. El Cuarteto comparte escenario habitualmente con músicos de la talla de Martha Argerich, Javier Perianes, Richard Lester, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Alain Meunier, David Kadouch, Darío Mariño, Enrique Bagaría, Carles Trepat, y miembros de los cuartetos Alban Berg, Hagen, Meta4, Casals, Doric, Arcanto, Galatea y Ardeo, among others.

Deeply involved with the teaching of chamber music, son profesores en el Curso Internacional de Llanes, responsables de la Cátedra de Cuarteto y Música de Cámara del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón e invitados regularmente a impartir clases en la JONDE y en Conservatorios Superiores y Universidades de toda Europa, United States and Latin America. His first record, Statements, cosechó el aplauso unánime de la crítica especializada y fue galardonado con el Premio al “Mejor Álbum 2012” por la Unión Fonográfica Independiente. Su segundo trabajo, (R)evolutions, dedicado a la música temprana de la Segunda Escuela de Viena, ha sido recibido con las mejores críticas y las más altas distinciones por la prensa especializada europea y norteamericana. En España ha sido distinguido con el sello ‘Excepcional’ de la revista Scherzo y como “disco para la historia” por la revista Ritmo. Sus siguientes trabajos discográficos, Free but lonely (Cobra), dedicado a los Cuartetos Opus 51 de Johannes Brahms y su colaboración discográfica con Javier Perianes para Harmonia Mundi, dedicada a los Quintetos para piano y cuerdas de Granados y Turina, han cosechado premios y reconocimientos en revistas como Scherzo, Ritmo, Music lover (Spain), The Strad, Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine (UK), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Luister (Holland) y en medios como Radio France (“Disco recomendado”), NDR-Deutschland (“Disco del Año”), Klara Belgium (“Disco del Mes”), ICMA (finalista 2017) etc. La pasada temporada salió a la luz su quinto CD, Terra, con obras de Bartók, Ginastera and Halffter, grabado también para Cobra Records. El Cuarteto Quiroga tiene su residencia oficial en la Fundación Museo Cerralbo de Madrid. Cibrán Sierra y los demás miembros del cuarteto desean expresar su gratitud a los herederos de Paola Modiano por su generosa cesión del violín Nicola Amati “Arnold Rosé” de 1682.

La agrupación integrada por Aitor Hevia (fiddle), Cibrán Sierra (fiddle), Josep Puchades (viola) y Helena Poggio (cello) acaba de iniciar una gira junto a la artista argentina Martha Argerich, que continuarán en abril por varias ciudades de Italia. En estos primeros meses del año, su agenda incluye actuaciones en numerosas ciudades españolas y europeas, una gira por Estados Unidos y la publicación de su sexto álbum, una antología de música de su género creada en el entorno del Madrid de Goya. The disc, que incluye primeras grabaciones de obras inéditas de artistas como Boccherini o Brunetti, fue grabado a mediados del mes de diciembre en Flandes y saldrá a la venta en el sello Cobra Records.



Balthasar Neumann

The prestigious German team Balthasar Neumann, formed by orchestra and choir, returns this month to our country, along with its founder and director Thomas Hengelbrock, to offer two concerts on 27 Y 28 from January, in the Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium (Cycle "Baroque Universe" - CNDM), and the Palau de la Música Catalana. After his recent visit to major international venues such as the Konzerthaus Baden-Baden, Konzerthaus Berlin, Dortmund Concert Hall, BOZ de Bruselas, or Megaron Athens, among other, Choir and Orchestra Balthasar Neumann arrive in Madrid and Barcelona, with an interesting program on lecterns: the Superb Mass de Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693), Saxon composer and organist who developed his career in Munich and Vienna, and the famous Requiem Mozart, in the version completed by Süssmayr.

The path of Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble, known for its high quality musical, and artistic versatility with a repertoire ranging from early baroque to contemporary music, It has been recognized with numerous awards, among others, various Echos, he Culture Award of Baden-Württemberg, and the Gramophone Award.

Among the most immediate projects of Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble junto a Thomas Hengelbrock, the concerts they will offer in prominent venues in Dortmund stand out, Colonia, Luxembourg and Bologna, and opera Iphigenia in Tauris Gluck, with Robert Carsen production, en el Theater des Champs Elysees París.


Closing his concerts this fall, The Orquesta Barroca Spain, directed Alejandro Marías, debuts 15 December in the Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium with Handel's Messiah. They will perform with the choir of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and its principal conductor, Javier Corcuera, as well as soloists Sonia de Munck, soprano, Marta Infante, alto, Diego Neira, tenor, y Christopher Robertson, baritone. "Our debut at the Auditorio Nacional has been slow in coming, but certainly the wait is worth it ", says Alejandro Marías, who also says that "it is a big step that UPM has wanted to have a specialized orchestra like ours for this concert; in other European countries it would be unusual to hear music of Handel or Bach played by modern orchestras, but Spain still remains prevalent ". For this concert, Baroque orchestra La Spagna will employ extensive including many of the best musicians of our country historicistas.

The formation of ancient music La Spagna, founded and directed by Alejandro Marías 2009, It is one of the early music groups that have most excelled in recent years. With very different provisions, from a small group of chamber to orchestral and operatic productions with guest conductors, the original instruments or copies set plays adapted to every age and style, as well as a historical interpretive criteria that approach to music as it was conceived by its authors. Spain, GEMA award for the best young group of ancient music, He has published recently A Tribute to Telemann, A case of orchestral music that has received unanimous praise from international critics.

The Spagna complete this concert agenda this fall among those who are counted, among others, concert commemorating the 350th anniversary of François Couperin in the XI West Coast Early Music Festival in Portugal and the premiere, he 2 from December, the unedited version of Francisco Asenjo Barbieri of the Seven Words, Haydn. Spain, along with Rafael Torres Ruibérriz, flauta travesera, interpret, for the first time in modern times this version for flute and string quartet unknown until today, precisely the same scenario where the original play opened, the Oratorio de la Santa Cueva, in the Spanish Music Festival of Cadiz.

Alejandro Marías (Madrid, 1984) He is professor of viola da gamba of the Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla, artistic director of Spain, Goya Quartet cellist and regular contributor to groups like Zarabanda or Form Antiqva. He has given concerts in twenty countries and recorded for labels such as Brilliant, Warner o Winter&Winter, at the time it develops a work as a researcher, lecturer and essayist.

Luis Antonio González

He Sunday 18 of November to 19 hours, Universe cycle Baroque Music National Broadcasting Center (CNDM) It presented in the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium in Madrid premiere in modern times opera Venus and Adonis José de Nebra, concert is also part of # Nebra2.5.0, music series, scheduled throughout Spain, which is commemorating the 250 anniversary of the death of this Spanish campositor. Makers will liven up the whole Musicians Your Highness, led by its founder, Luis Antonio González, with a cast that brings together many of the best female voices of the current Spanish Baroque: the German sopranos Olalla, Maria Hinojosa, Eugenia Boix and Aurora Peña, mezzo-soprano Marta Infante and the only male voice, the tenor José Pizarro. tickets, with an overall price of 15 € to 40 €, and discounts up 60% for those under 26 and unemployed (entries “Last minute”, with purchase from one hour before the concert hall box office) and are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium and INAEM theaters, plus online sales and by phone at 902 22 49 49.

Nebra: spirit and scene

According to Luis Antonio González: “Aragonese musician José de Nebra (1702-1768) living enjoyed a high esteem in various fields of musical practice, -a post that served as organist at the Discalced and then at the Royal chapel, harpsichordist and teacher of illustrious disciples as the Queen herself Maria Barbara of Portugal, composer of liturgical music and religious paraliturgical… But there is a field of activity, that very young always held in Madrid, which it calls attention to a musician in principle linked to ecclesiastical circles: his successful work for public theaters and permanent relationship with the world of the scene. In fact, Nebra resided in Madrid's Plaza del Angel, strategic center of entertainment and a short walk from Nebra which saw the corrals as coliseums reshape the italiana- de la Cruz -enfrente of his house and Prince, next to the parish of San Sebastián, where he would be buried and where lay the Brotherhood of the Ninth, which brought together mostly people theater, music and other artistic professions. Venus and Adonis, -u one-act opera "Chiquita opera", as one of the characters in the script calls itself, when already by acabar-, It was the middle or second day of a long theatrical show consisting of three completely independent acts: "The three comedies". The myth of Venus and Adonis, very frequent in the iconography since the sixteenth century, It had already been used as operatic argument in an illustrious precedent, Purple Rose, one-act opera with text by Calderon and Juan Hidalgo music represented in 1660 within marriage celebrations among Maria Theresa of Austria, daughter of Philip IV and Isabella of Bourbon, and Louis XIV of France, and response in Lima 1701 with musical adaptation of Tomás Torrejón de Velasco. Canizares calderoniana of work borrows the plot and the main characters, and even the name of gracious, Celfa. There are six starring roles in his day, as usual the Spanish theater, They were all sung by women, except perhaps the funny part, Clarin called as the servant of the protagonist in another calderoniana opera composed for said party 1660, Jealousy air even kill, with which it shares, somehow, the theme, because jealousy is the trigger for the tragedy in both cases.”

Emotion, freshness and historical accuracy make its currency. Fair mixture Research, intuition and imagination serves Musicians of His Highness to convert, from the utmost respect for the work of the great masters of past centuries, the old dead live music writing. Hundreds of performances -concerts, recordings, publications, courses- in Europe and America endorse Musicians of His Highness as a reference group in the recovery and interpretation of Baroque music. In their 25 years of life have rescued files from major European and American works of Hispanic rich musical heritage of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, based on the research of its founder and director, Luis Antonio González. previously unknown or little frequented composers, Joseph Ruiz Samaniego or as José de Nebra, today they are welcomed with great success in the world thanks to the work of the Musicians of His Highness.

With the aim of recovering the best Spanish music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the best conditions of artistic quality and historical verisimilitude, contextualized with international music of those centuries (from Monteverdi to the Viennese classics, paying particular attention to Bach) and endorsed by musicological research criteria, Musicians of His Highness have acted with considerable success in numerous stages and the most important festivals in Spain, France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Britain, Mexico, Romania, Tunisia. Between 2000 Y 2011 coordinated the Ancient Music Festival in the Royal Chapel of Santa Isabel, Zaragoza. They have made recordings for various European and American labels (Arsis -for which they recorded their first CD in 1996-, Prames, Hortus, Dorian Records y Alpha -Outhere Music) and radios from different countries. Among his CDs include their productions in the Alpha label (Joseph Ruiz Samaniego: The life is dream, José de Nebra: Love increases the value and Rossi, Mazzocchi, Dear: The Agony and the Ecstasy). It should also be noted its vast "Nebra Project", developed since the beginning of the XXI century, with openings in modern times, concerts, editions and recordings of some of the most important works of the famous composer Aragonese: the opera Love increases the value, sacramentals cars The dumb devil Y Divine FILOTE, he Office and Mass for the Dead, he Duet Miserere (Music recorded for Antigua Aranjuez), Christmas carols, sung, etc.

Fundación Scherzo

The Great Cycle Interpreters, organized by the Fundación Scherzo, He has gathered in its 24th season program to a handful of the best pianists in the international music scene. Between January and November 2019, They will go through the stage of the National Auditorium of Music, artists like Arcata Volodos, Maurizio Pollini, Grigori Sokolov, Javier Perianes, Josep Colom, Beatrice Rana y Khatia Buniatiaskhvili (both beginners cycle), Anne and Martha Argerich Queffélec with Kremerata Baltica.

The young Sevillian pianist Juan Floristán premiere the new section of cycle, 'Debut between large', with a concert to be held 11 September 2019. In the ten Great Performers concerts you will hear works by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Beethoven, Failure, Chopin, Stravinsky, Scarlatti y Debussy, among others composers.

"This year we propose new prices for a season out with great force (Volodos, Pollini y Sokolov) to end Kremerata Baltica and Martha Argerich. We guarantee a minimum of 20 Great Performers Series entries Youth, six euros, at every concert. further, our commitment to young Spanish musicians embodied in a concert of Juan Perez Floristán at a very special price ", highlights of the new season Patrick Alfaya, Director cycle.

In this way, fertilizers ten recitals are placed from the 207 euros. Subscribers can renew your subscription until Friday 16 November 2018, date from which it will be possible to acquire new subscriptions. Loose tickets will sale from 20 euros.

With nearly a quarter century of history, this cycle sponsored by El País, Inaem and Cadena Ser has been more than a hundred pianists who have participated in more than 200 concerts. This is one of the best in their specialty cycles throughout Europe and survives thanks to the public and their sponsors. Since 2002 runs concurrently cycle Young Performers scheduled recitals over fifty pianists, Today already established.

Maria João Pires

On Wednesday 14 of November, the pianist Maria João Pires returns to Madrid at the hands of the Philharmonic to offer a concert with a very unusual repertoire in which the Sonatas for piano four hands Mozart.

Wednesday 14 November 2018 | 19.30 | Chamber Hall of the Auditorio Nacional


Each of the appearances of Maria João Pires has been a great event: After his successful appearances, the universally revered and admired landmark returns to Madrid for the fourth time with the Philharmonic. On this occasion she is accompanied by the young Armenian pianist Lilit Grigoryan, which debuts in the season. Both will delight us with Sonatas for piano four hands Mozart, as beautiful as rarely performed.


During his youth, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his older sister Nannerl used to play together very often; during his long tours of Europe, popularized the interpretation of small pieces for piano four hands. Highlights the Sonata for piano four hands, K. 19d in C major, the first that Mozart composed when he was only nine years old. This requires an important technical part on the part of the interpreters.

The composer did not compose music for piano for four hands again until the summer of 1786, in which the Sonata for piano four hands, K. 497 in F major, one of the composer's greatest and most ambitious duets followed by the Piano Sonata for Four Hands K. 521 in C major.


Between the years 2012 Y 2016, Lilit Grigoryan was an artist-in-residence at the Belgian institution for higher artistic education Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth. The first year, The young Armenian pianist was under the direction of the Lebanese pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha; the following together with Maria João Pires. The latter was an intense and inspiring collaboration with the pianist and allowed Lilit to find new ways to communicate and share her passion for classical music with other people..

With the famous pianist at the head of the "Project Partitura", in 2016, Pires counts on Grigoryan and some of his colleagues to participate and collaborate. The project questions the place, aesthetic responsibility, ethic, social, pedagogical and spiritual in a society where some of the most fundamental human values ​​seem to be in crisis. The team (formed by several pianists, a music therapist, a soprano, a composer and an author) works to transmit education by promoting reciprocal listening between generations: known musicians to encourage young musicians and invite them to share the concert stage. The aim is to allow an open dialogue between the different genres of art and science and to contribute to a more complete understanding of the human beings in their environment..

Maria João Pires, piano

Born 23 July 1944 in Lisbon, Maria João Pires performed her first public performance at 4 years. He began his piano studies with Campos Coelho and Francine Benoît, and later with Rosl Schmid and Karl Engel in Germany.

In addition to its numerous performances, has made recordings for the Erato label for fifteen years and for Deutsche Grammophon for twenty.

Since 1970 He has dedicated his work to reflect the influence of art on life, community and education, looking for new ways to implement pedagogical theories in society and promote the exchange of ideas through the development of cultures and respect for them. In 1999 created the Belgais Center for the Study of the Arts, in Portugal. Later this project was expanded with initiatives in the cities of Salamanca (Spain) and Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.

In 2012, in Belgium, He initiated two complementary projects: the Equinox Project, It is offering help underprivileged children through choral singing, and the Score Project, which aims to create an interaction between artists of different generations and provide a development platform alternative to a world too focused on competitiveness.

lilit Grigoryan, piano Born in Yerevan (Armenia) in 1985, Lilit Grigoryan began playing the piano at age seven with Arkuhi Harutyunyan; later she was a student of Sergey Sarajyan and Matthias Kirschnereit. Graduated from Rostock University of Music and Theater (Germany) with the highest distinctions. Between 2012 Y 2016, Lilit was also artist-in-residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium., under the direction of Maria João Pires. The intense and inspiring collaboration with the pianist, gave him the opportunity to share and communicate his passion for classical music, creating in 2016, with several of his colleagues, the "Score Project", under the initiative of Maria Joao Pires. Lilit has toured around the world and has performed in world-renowned concert halls such as the Konzerthaus in Berlin., la Philharmonie de Essen (Germany), Elbphilharmonie o el Laeiszhalle de Hamburgo, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Mozarteum Hall in Salzburg, the Cortot Hall and the City of Music in París, the Bozar Art Center or the Flagey in Brussels, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and the Steinway Halls in New York, London and Hamburg. Highlights of the season 18/19 includes the release of his new solo album Orchid Classics with works by Szymanowski, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bizet y Bach / Busoni, solo recitals throughout Europe and numerous duet recitals with artists such as Maria João Pires, Sarah Christian y Hiyoli Togawa.


MOZART, Piano Sonata for Four Hands in C major, K. 19d
MOZART, Piano Sonata in B flat major, K. 333

MOZART, Adagio and Allegro for piano four hands in F minor, “A piece for an organ in a clock ”, K. 594
MOZART, Fugue for four hands piano in G minor, K. 401/375e
MOZART, Piano Sonata in D major, K. 576
MOZART, Piano Sonata for Four Hands in C major, K. 521

Maria João Pires, piano
Lilit Grigroryan, piano


The German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and pianist Martin Helmchen countryman They have embarked on an ambitious project to interpret the integral of the sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven presenting them in three sessions, last season 2019/20. It is true that in recent years the press has praised both for their magnificent performances Beethovenian, but still surprised they start their career with a repertoire so committed. Apart from his admiration for the genius of Bonn, They have announced that they will not ignore the revolutionary momentum that characterizes the composer's music with its lurid passages and dissonant frictions.

Frank Peter Zimmermann It is one of the most important violinists of his generation. Praised for his musicality and his staff clear and brilliant intelligence, He has performed with leading orchestras around the world for nearly three decades collaborating with the most important directors.
Its multiple engagements have taken him to major concert halls and music festivals in Europe, U.S, Japan, South America and Australia. During the season 2017-2018 Frank Peter Zimmermann was artsita resident NDR- El bphilharmonie Orchestra. Other highlights included engagements with the Trio Zimmermann concerts in Paris, Dresden, Berlin and Madrid and summer festivals of Salzburg, Edimburgo y Schleswig-Holstein, concerts in Amsterdam and a tour in Seoul and Japan with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti, a short tour in Europe and a concert at Carnegie Hallen New York with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Mariss Jansons, concerts Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and Bernard Haitink and European tour Berliner Barock Solisten. With director Daniel Harding played with the Orchester de Paris and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and performed in concert for a week in China with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Ghuangzhou and the China Philharmonic Orchestra (inauguration of the Music Festival in Beijing), all of them led by Long Yu.
Detacados the commitments of last season led him to work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
y Jakub Hrůša, Symphonieorc hester the Bavarian Radio y Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Bavarian State Orchestra y Kirill Petrenko, Philharmonia Orchestra and Juraj Valcuha and Rafael Payare, Berliner Philharmoniker y Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic Orchestra y Alan Gilbert, Russian-German Academy of Music and Valery Gergiev, Orchester National de France y Berlin Baroque Soloists, Bamberger Symphoniker and Manfred Honeck and Vienna Symphony Jakub Hrusa. Antoine Tamestit next to the viola and cellist Christian Poltera form the Trio Z Immermann. This string trio acts at major music centers and festivals in Europe. BIS Records released three CDs with works for string trio by Beethoven (On. 3, On. 8 y on. 9), Mozart (Divertimento KV 563) y Schubert (Trio, D 471).
Zimmermann has offered four world premieres, the last-in 2015- Violin Concerto no. 2 the Magnus Lindberg con la London Philharmonic y Jaap van Sweden, more performances with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Swedish Radio Orchestra Symp hony , both under the direction of Daniel Harding and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France, both with Alan Gilbert. further, premiered the Violin Concerto "in sourdine" Matthias Pintscher with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Peter Eötvös (2003), el concierto The Lost Art of Letter Writing de Brett Dean- who received 2009 the 'Grawemeyer Award' for this composition- con la Royal Concert, conducted by the composer (2007) and elConcierto not. 3 “Juggler in Paradise” de Augusta Read Thomas con Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France y Andrey Boreyko (2009).
With his virtuoso style but unpretentious, the pianist Martin Helmchen continues to impress the international music scene including great debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Herbert Blomstedt, Vienna Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons. United States debut with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall and at the Tanglewood Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, on both occasions under the baton of Christoph von Dohnányi.
Martin Helmchen's interest to explore all facets of music creation seen in his passion for collaboration not only with orchestras, but also through chamber music, following the first collaborations with cellist Boris Pergamenschikow. Since 2010, Martin Helmchen is associate professor of chamber music at the Kronberg Academy.
In season 2017-20 18 Helmchen was a soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Vedernikov, Staatskapelle Dresden with Herbert Blomstedt, Sinfonica de Viena con Thomas Netopil, National Orchestra of Belgium with Hugh Wolf, Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony and Olari Elts San Diego and Jahja Ling.
Martin Helmchen acts with his wife, the violonchelis your Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, duo and in various collaborations camera. Augustin Hadelich with violinist performed at the Aspen Festival 2017 Carolin Widmann and performed a chamber music project in South America. further, Martin Helmchen performs regularly with Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Sabine Meyer and, since 2018 onwards, con Frank Peter Zimmermann. He gives solo recitals in Chicago, Montreal and major European cities, including the International Piano Series in London, Amsterdam, Stuttgart y Bonn. Continuing his love for lieder recital, Juliane Banse also collaborates with and Julian Prégardien, with the latter at the Wigmore Hall in London.
In 2017 Helmchen published two recordings: Beethoven Triple Concerto with Isabelle Faust and Jean-Guihen Queryas with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Herbert Blomstedt (Live for Accentus) and Brahms cello sonatas with Marie-Elisabeth Hecker. With PentaTone, Helmchen has previously recorded Mozart concertos, Mendelssohn, Schumann y Dvorak, and solo recordings and Schubert duos with Julia Fischer. One of the most important early milestones of his career was winning the Clara Haskil Competition 2001.
It was Borletti-Buitoni member- Trust and 2005 and “Artista Joven Credit Suisse” in 2006, He is culminating in his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev at the Lucerne Festival. Between 2005 Y 2007, Martin Helmchen was a soloist in the “BBC New Generation Artists”. Galina alumnus Iwanzowa in Berlin, Helmchen continuo sus estudios con aria Vardie en la University of Music Hannover. His other mentors have been Alfred Brendel and William Grant Naboré.
Fellini Quartet

Consisting of eight concerts, October to May in the Chamber Hall of the National Auditorium, Portuguese singer Mariza will star in a special concert cycle in the Symphony Hall of the space next 25 of November.

This Thursday 18 October at 19.30 hours, National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) opens the season 18/19 Borders of its cycle in the Chamber Hall of the National Music Auditorium in Madrid. This year will present eight concerts in this room since 18 October to 31 May 2019, plus a special concert in the Symphony Hall of Portuguese singer Mariza the 25 of November. After the opening by the Quartet Fellini, created training to this the thread of an exhibition on the Italian genius that was scheduled at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid last year, Cuban rhythms will arrive at the roots of jazz and African American blues with Juan Perro and the union of Cuba and classical music with pianist Pepe Rivero, with the trumpeter Manuel Blanco and Yoruba Ensemble; the presentation in the Spanish capital of the Venezuelan singer Nella, accompanied by her mentor, Javier Limón and four concerts featuring cross-music ranging from classical to jazz and flamenco, under the alignment of duets with soul and unquestionable quality: saxophonist and flutist Jorge Pardo meet this virtuoso of the harp is the Venezuelan Edmar Castañeda; clarinettist, sponsored by Karajan, Sabine Meyer, retándose with this unusual quartet of saxophones and piano which is the Alliage Quintet, countertenor Carlos Mena dialoguing with accordionist Iñaki Alberdi and inspiration and chemistry between two of the most creative artists of our scene, the pianist Marco Mezquida and flamenco guitarist Chicuelo, who will present their second album together, a repertoire of an unclassifiable beauty, authentic and original. Ticket sales have started every concert, with a general price 10 a 20 euros, and are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM theaters, Y 902 22 49 49.

Music and Movies

The exhibition project In line with Federico Fellini. Dream and Design, around different artistic facets of Federico Fellini which opened at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid 10 October 2017, within the cycle Jazz Circle, He contacted four virtuoso musicians of jazz, each leaders in their respective bands, and he asked them addressed an original repertoire around the soundtracks Italian musician Nino Rota composed for different films of filmmaker Rimini. A) Yes, these four musicians, bassist Pablo Martín Caminero, Antonio Serrano on harmonica, clarinetist and saxophonist and pianist Andreas Prittwitz Federico Lechner, They also accepted the suggestion Jazz Circle come under the nickname Fellini Quartet and entered in the work of Nino Rota constructing an original repertoire from the soundtracks of movies: Half past eight, I Vitelloni, Amarcord, The sweet life, Nights of Cabiria, And the ship goes, Orchestra Rehearsal, street Y Boccaccio 70, plus an original composition entitled Federico Lechner Blues para Fellini. What it seemed a point and perhaps ephemeral training has become a stable project, with the inclusion of the bandoneon Claudio Constantini, replacing the harmonica Antonio Serrano has already acted in the Central Café de Madrid and in various festivals throughout Spain, to get now the National Auditorium.


Satellites within the cycle and under the direction of Miguel Angel Garcia Cañamero Neopercusión training and the National Choir of Spain offered next 5 June at the Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium concert The rule of exoticism, two essential works of Russian composers, Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Y Serguei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953).

The program includes, Stravinsky a selection of pieces of two of its emblematic ballets: The firebird (Zhar-ptitsa) Following 1919 and weddings (Svadebka), from 1923. Sergei Prokofiev will be heardAlexander Nevsky, opus 78, cantata premiered in 1938 as the soundtrack to the movie by Eisenstein.

The concert will feature four soloists on the piano, Sergio Espejo, Jesus Camp, Sebastán Mariné and Adndrei Yaroshinky, in addition to the interpretations of Elena de la Merced (soprano), Maria Luisa I corbacho (mezzo soprano), Gustavo Peña (tenor) and Josep Miquel Ramón (baritone / low).

The group Neopercusión, founded in 1994 and directed artistically and technically by Juanjo Guillem and Rafa Gálvez, It is a radical militant ensemble of contemporary music, creator of innovative musical experiences that integrates resources regularly as new technologies, the video, new stage formats and a variety of musical styles: contemporary, intuitive, performance, contemporary musical theater, classical, Opera, free improvisation, ethnic, experimental electronic, fusion, jazz, film and live music, etc. Aware that "we are what we touch" [Juanjo Guillem dixit], Neopercusión takes 24 years promoting and disseminating the expression of this through the sounds and the current musical thought.

The King´s Consort

He Sunday 25 March at 19 hours, the cycle Universe Baroque Music National Broadcasting Center (CNDM) It presented in Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium Music of Madrid the two most exuberant and festive works of Haendel: water music Y Music for the Royal Fireworks, Mythical hand set The King´s Consort, directed by Robert King. The suites water music They were prepared by the composer from the writing for a cruise down the Thames from King George I in July 1717. The Music for the Royal Fireworks was born joined to another royal ceremony, the celebration in 1749 La Paz of Aix-la-Chapelle. These two key pieces of Baroque Suite last tragedies will join music of Rameau, the Boréades, work that is not represented in the author's life and left after the first trial.

tickets, with an overall price of 15 € to 40 €, and discounts up 60% for those under 26 and unemployed (entries “Last minute”, with purchase from one hour before the concert hall box office) and are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium and INAEM theaters, plus online sales and by phone at 902 22 49 49.

The exuberant music for kings
According to account Pablo vayon: “They have been several testimonies of the spectacular party on the Thames that King George I of England held 17 July 1717 and for which Haendel, installed in London five years before, He wrote a series of pieces that eventually would be grouped under the generic title Water Music. No autograph manuscript has survived and editions that were published throughout the eighteenth century did not match either the number or specific parts that could be interpreted, so Robert King has used two key transcriptions published in the early decade of 1720, one due to John Christopher Smith, would become faithful secretary and copyist Haendel, to get as close as possible to the original provision. The character of the Music for the Royal Fireworks It is also festive course. Handel composed for the celebrations by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle that ended the War of the Austrian Succession in October 1748, although the party, which it was held in Green Park, It took place in April next year. The autograph score shows that the first interpretation of this music, which also fits the model of the suite of dances to French, I had to be a superb sound event, because the orchestration includes nine trumpets, nine tubes, twenty four oboes, sweet bassoons (including a contrabassoon) and three pairs of timpani, and an unspecified number of drums. The strings must be added for further interpretation, cover, en el Foundling Hospital. In both cases we talk about music of great brilliance, Haendel in which melted the principles of the Italian and French traditions.”

Considered one of the most important groups of period instruments World, the orchestra The King’s Consort y el Coro de The King’s Consort, They were founded in 1980 by Robert King and they have toured five continents, being their presence is common in almost all European countries, Japan, Hong Kong and the Far East, and North and South America. For more than three decades, The King's Consort has presented a wide range in their repertoire, since 1550 to the present day, in major music halls. Notably seven appearances at the BBC Proms, representations of the spectacular King George II Coronation, Venetian replacement I Sposalizio, the Mass in B minor and the St. Matthew Passion Bach, Elijah Mendelssohn (played throughout Europe), representations The Fairy Queen Purcell in Spain and Britain, the opening concert of the year celebrations Purcell on TV and BBC Requiem Mozart at the Alhambra in Granada. Other operas carried scenarios have been Handel Ottone in Japan and Britain, Exio Haendel at the Theater of the Champs Elysees in Paris and Purcell The Indian Queen in the historic theater in Schwetzingen in Germany. Other tours have included concerts and operas in Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina and across the United States and Canada. Of her recent performances include Dido & Aeneas Y King Arthur Purcell in Barcelona, Madrid and Vienna, Coronation of King George throughout Europe, the Mass in B minor in Lucerne, The Messiah Haendel at Versailles, Annecy, La Chaise-Dieu and Marseille, the Illuminatios Britten at the Wigmore Hall and in France, Mendelssohn en la Gewandhaus de Leipzig, and tours of France, Hungary, Malta, Romania, Switzerland and Spain. The season 2016/17 It included an extensive tour The Messiah Haendel, Vespers Monteverdi and I Sposalizio in the Rheingau Festival, Juditha Triumphants en Viena, Amsterdam and Versailles and a tour of six concerts in Spain with music by Purcell and Shakespeare's time, as well as concerts in Belgium France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Recordings of The King's Consort have been widely praised, They have received many international awards and sold over a million and a half copies. The orchestra now records for VIVAT brand and specializes in the music of Handel and Purcell; but its extensive catalog includes instrumental and choral music of composers from Albinoni to Zelenka, including the Mass in B minor of Bach, Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini, Twenty-five previously unreleased recordings of the complete Purcell Odes of his songs and his sacred music; This has made The King's Consort in the world's leading orchestra in playing this author. TKC is also renowned for his recordings of more than a dozen Handel oratorios and operas. Other projects include the recording of sacred music of Monteverdi, ten volumes of the complete sacred music of Vivaldi, A recording of the Coronation of King George, Ode for St. Cecilia of Handel, Michael Haydn's Requiem (winner of the "Best Choral Recording" BBC Music Magazine) and the sacred music of Mozart soprano Carolyn Sampson with. Edited with a hundred CDs and more than one and half million sold, The King's Consort is one of the world's orchestras historical instruments recorded. TKC Choir has participated in the music of Hollywood films like The Kingdom of Heaven de Ridley Scott, the Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ratónpolis Y The Da Vinci Code.

Harry Bicket

He Sunday 11 March at 18 hours, the cycle Universe Baroque Music National Broadcasting Center (CNDM) It presented in Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium Music Opera Madrid Rinaldo Georg Frideric Haendel, work containing several true hits Baroque opera, as the very famous Aryan Let me cry O Dear bride, face lover. Released in February 1.711 the Queen's Theater in London, This is the first English title Haendel and one of its most prized works today. The mythical set The English Concert directed by Harry Bicket he will perform, concert version, with British countertenor Iestyn Davies in the title role, wrapped by a cast of absolute specialists in this genre. According to The Guardian: "Under the expert direction Bicket, The Inglés Concert performed an exquisite interpretation and revive this convoluted score full of wit and charm. "Tickets for Madrid, with an overall price of 15 € to 40 €, and discounts up 60% for those under 26 and unemployed (entries “Last minute”, with purchase from one hour before the concert hall box office) and are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium and INAEM theaters, plus online sales and by phone at 902 22 49 49.

Belcantismo testbed
According to Arturo Reverter: “There is no doubt that Rinaldo It is one of the most famous operas of Haendel…a real salvo at the time, shortly after the composer landed in London after his first dabbling in Germany and his stay in Italy. His taste for bel canto, not the ornaments and pure virtuosity, but the full sentence that carries auditor singer and breathe at the same time, shows the way. In this as in other operas, in its perennial quest of the most impressive vocal effects, Haendel raised great demands on the soloists. He was called to the main resources of a belcantismo beginning to acquire its season and then coming from the hand of the leaders of the singing schools, which they established the sacrosanct golden rules that would govern and enhance the art, you raising it to heights never reached inaccessible after. All this mandatory voice, that it would develop and refine over time, It was applied and, naturally, to operas of the first second, or, if you will-period Haendel. Rinaldo It would be a great test. All sources agree that music was ready in about two weeks, revealing the ease of the composer and his ability to use music from previous scores, something that had already practiced in Agrippina. For example, Aryan Let me cry It comes from an instrumental sarabanda of Almira, already included, with another letter (Leave the plug), in his opera The Triumph of Time and Disillusion.”

Recognized as one of the best chamber orchestras in the world for its exquisite performances of baroque and classical music, The English Concert treasures from 1973 extensive experience guided in the beginning by its founder Trevor Pinnock, his successor Andrew Manze, and the current artistic director Harry Bicket. His extensive discography award-winning recordings include more than one hundred masterpieces from Bach to Purcell and Handel to Mozart, as well as some of the most important contemporary artists. Collaborations with renowned guest conductors, including clavecinistas Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn and fortepiano interpreter Kristian Bezuidenhout.
Within his philosophy is the pursuit of innovation in their collaborations, both musical theater and opera; ranging from the Buxton Festival, Shakespeare's Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, to even out fearlessly outside the traditional halls to reach new audiences. The orchestra is also deeply influenced by the literature, celebrating two seasons ago 400 Anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes: the adventures of Don Quixote through the music of Purcell and Telemann, or musical performances Bard A Midsummer Night’s Dream Y Giulio Cesare in Egitto He is embarking on a tour of Asia. Today made a world tour with a series of operas in concert, production Carnegie Hall in New York, Haendel (Radamisto -Daniels, Pisaroni, Rae-, Theodora -Röschmann, Connolly, Argument-, Alcina -DiDonato, Coote, Rice-, Hercules -Rose, Coote, Watts- Y Orlando -Davies, Sampson, Cooke-), Continuing the success of previous seasons.

He is known internationally as an opera and orchestra, Harry Bicket It noted for its interpretation of Baroque music and classical. In the year 2007 He became the artistic director of The Inglés Concert, one of the best orchestras in the UK and 2013 He was named director of the Santa Fe Opera, opening the season 2014 with a Fidelio acclaimed by critics and audiences. Born in Liverpool, He studied at the Royal College of Music and the University of Oxford, In addition to being an accomplished harpsichordist. Among the most outstanding productions in the United States and Canada are The Marriage of Figaro Y Rusalka, con la Houston Grand Opera; Mohammed Y Hercules with the Canadian Opera Company and Rodelinda, La clemenza di Tito Y Giulio Cesare in Egitto with the Metropolitan Opera has visited in Europe, among others, the Liceo de Barcelona (Agrippina, Lucio Silla), Opera of Bordeaux (Alcina) y el Theater an der Wien (Iphigenia in Tauris) with the Oslo Philharmonic, in addition to his appearances at the BBC Proms (Samson, Mass in B minor, Being Both with Alice Coote). In the year 2001 its first production in Barcelona, Julius Caesar, earned him the “Critics Award for Best Director of Opera”. In 2003 their version of Orlando Handel at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden received an Olivier Award nomination for 'Best New Opera Production'. His recordings today with The Inglés Concert include releases for labels such as Virgin Classics, Chandos and Harmonia Mundi.

Grigory Sokolov

Since its debut in 1996, Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov It has been one of the most faithful artists to Great Performers cycle organized by the Scherzo Foundation. Only three times has missed this appointment and already totals 20 recitals to the public of Great Performers. The next 26 February returns to the stage of National Auditorium with a recital of works by F. J. Haydn y F. Schubert, to which he has dedicated several of his albums. The concert will pay tribute to writer, critic and editor Javier Alfaya, president of the Scherzo Foundation and promoter of his musical cycle, who died last 29 from January.

Grigory Sokolov, one of the most virtuous piano interpreters present, Qualified as "the greatest living pianist"By media musicians like James Rhodes, It has also scheduled several appointments in Spain: Alicante (20 February), Murcia (22 February), Valencia (24 February), Madrid (26 February) and Barcelona (27 February).

Sokolov was born in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) in 1950. There he studied music at the conservatory and gave his first recital at the 12 years. With only 16 He won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and his candidacy was defended by jury president, Emil Gilels. However, while previous winners in this contest quickly achieved worldwide fame, Sokolov's trip was restricted. Other Soviet artists fled to the West in search of greater personal freedom, but the interpreter preferred to stay in Leningrad to focus on his art. Only after the fall of the Berlin Wall began to enjoy wider international recognition.

He has worked with orchestras such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, New York Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and Philharmonics Moscow and St. Petersburg. A few years ago he decided to devote himself exclusively to recitals. A) Yes, He performs regularly at the Vienna Konzerthaus, la Philharmonie of Berlín, el Théâtre des Champs Elysees París, Zurich Tonhalle, the Philharmonia Warsaw, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Milan Conservatory, the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, La Fenice in Venice; as well as rooms Munich, Hamburg, Barcelona, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lisboa, Luxembourg, el Festival Piano, Colmar Festival and the Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron, among other.

Sokolov there artista exclusivo del sello German Grammophon. It debuted on this label in 2015 with his Salzburg Recital, which he was a great success and became the best selling album of classical music that season. His latest album as recital, published in January 2016, contains some of the last pieces of Schubert, Like the Impromptus, or the mighty Beethoven sonata, Hammerklavier. In 2017 launched another with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in which it includes concert number 23 Mozart and Third Rachmaninov.

He has performed in 20 Cycle times in the Great Performers, making each one of the sublime concert calendar appointments and most eagerly awaited by the public and critics. This will be the second concert of the 23rd season of Great Performers cycle after the inauguration of Mitsuko Uchida last January. The nine concerts scheduled to take place between January and December 2018. further, Gustavo Dudamel, which garnered a huge, resounding success in the previous season- returns to the cycle with an extraordinary concert in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Along the 2018, experienced pianists, as Uchida, Sokolov, Radu Lupu a Murray Perahia, They will share the stage with young and prominent artists as Yuja Wang, Benjamin Grosvernor o Jan Lisiecki.

The ticket price is set from the 25 euros. Young people under 26 years may attend concerts 10 euros going to the National Auditorium box office half an hour before the start of the concert. Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by The country and the Cadena Ser, They have acted almost a hundred pianists in more than 200 concerts. These figures have become one of the best in their specialty cycles at European level.


National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours


  1. J. HAYDN

Sonata (Fun) No 32 on. 53 No 4 in G minor Hob.XVI:44
Sonata (Fun) No 47 on. 14 No 6 in minor Hob.XVI:32
Sonata nº 49 on. 30 No 2 in C sharp minor Hob.XVI:36


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Vladimir Ashkenazy

The legendary pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy returns after 20 years to Great cycle Interpreters of the Fundación Scherzo with a repertoire that has led him to stages around the world with his son, the pianist also vovka Ashkenazy. The program for two pianos, compositions comprising Schubert, Cream, Ravel Y Rachmaninov, You will be heard next Monday 5 of June, at National Music Auditorium in Madrid. It will be the first time the audience Great Performers can enjoy a joint recital of Vladimir, which had not visited the cycle from 1996 – y Vovka Ashkenazy.

Vladimir Ashkenazy is one of the few artists who has been able to combine a successful career as a pianist and conductor. Since the fifties, when he began to excel in international competitions, It has built an extraordinary career that has established him as one of the most outstanding pianists of the twentieth century and artists whose creative life continues to inspire music lovers around the world.

The task of leadership has occupied a large part of Ashkenazy's career over the last 30 years. It maintains a longstanding relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra, así como with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Italian Swiss. He has developed landmark projects such as Prokofiev y Shostakovich under Stalin Y Rachmaninoff revisited. During 15 years was Music Director of the European Union Youth Orchestra and has also held various positions in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic. It has an exquisite catalog of studio recordings, in which the winner of a Grammy Award CD stands Preludes and Fugues, Shostakovich, Y Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca, a box of fifty albums celebrating his long relationship with the label. Beyond its schedule of performances, Vladimir Ashkenazy has been involved in many television projects guided by its desire to ensure a platform in the mainstream media to classical music.

As for Vovka Ashkenazy, She debuted at the Barbican Center, London, in 1983 junto a la London Symphony Orchestra/ Richard Hickox. Since then, his career has taken him across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Americas. He has performed with major British orchestras, as well as such prominent groups as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Australian Chamber, Berlin Symphony, Berne Symphony o la Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

Vovka Ashkenazy has very active as a chamber musician and has recorded an album of Italian music for clarinet and piano with his brother, Dimitri Ashkenazy clarinetist. It also has four hands recordings with his father. Parallel to his concerts, Vovka Ashkenazy also devotes time to teaching and offers master classes in many countries. He is Honorary Artistic Advisor Guangzhou Opera House and Artistic Director of the International Piano Competition Rina Sala Gallo.


National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours
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  1. SCHUBERT The Hungarian Divertimento , op.54
  2. CREAM Vltava (El Moldava)
  3. RAVEL Spanish Rhapsody for two pianos
  4. RACHMANINOV Suite No.1, op.5 (Fantaisie-Tableaux para dos pianos)
Ibermúsica 47

Last 17 May cycle Ibermúsica ponía el broche de oro a una excepcional temporada. More of 52.500 people attended the 47th edition, which began 24 de junio del pasado año con la actuación de la Vienna Philharmonic. Of the 24 conciertos programados en sus series Arriaga Y Barbieri, además del concierto extraordinario de los Vienna Boys Choir, four hung the sign sold out: el recital ofrecido por el pianista Daniel Barenboim; El Mesias interpreted by Les Arts Florissants Y William Christie; The St. John Passion by Les Musiciens du Louvre; Y, by last, el concierto de clausura de Staatskapelle Dresden junto al director de orquesta Christian Thielemann and soprano Renée Fleming.

El ciclo dirigido por Alfonso Aijón Y Llorenç Caballero existe gracias a la ayuda de sus abonados. In season 16/17 el número total ascendía a 3.000 y aspira a superar los 3.500 colaboradores en la próxima temporada. further, este año se han unido al proyecto los abonados de Juventudes Musicales, lo cuál supone un incremento del 25% of the capacity. Until the 12 de junio aún pueden adquirirse nuevos abonos. Las entradas para la temporada 17/18 estarán a la venta a partir del 15 de junio para abonados y del 5 de septiembre para el resto del público. The price of fertilizer is placed from the 170 euros (5 concerts), other options 240 (7 concerts) and the complete cycle 12 from concerts 418 EUR. exist, Besides, Special offers for young people.

Throughout its almost half century of history, han visitado Ibermúsica orquestas de 40 countries and have been released over 130 works in Spain, including several world premieres. Only in Madrid, Ibermúsica has organized more than 1.100 concerts. La próxima temporada de este ciclo comenzará el día 22 de octubre con el concierto inaugural de London Symphony Orchestra bajo las órdenes del afamado director Bernard Haitink.

La Fundación Ibermúsica ha preparado para la 48ª edición de su ciclo de conciertos una de las mejores programaciones de los últimos diez años. Until the 6 May 2018 will place the 27 performances this season: 24 Arriaga and concerts in the Barbieri series; and three special concerts (Juan Diego Florez, La Filarmónica de Berlín with Simon Rattle y Los Niños Cantores de Viena).

This time, They will gather together on the stage of Auditorio Nacional de Madrid some of the best orchestras in the world (Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic), conductors and soloists of the caliber of Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Evgeny Kissin, Juan Diego Florez, Labèque the sisters Katia and Marielle, Gianandrea Noseda, Maria João Pires, Vladimir Jurowski O Sir John Eliot Gardiner. The season 2017/18 Ibermúsica also will have a significant presence of German groups like Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony Y Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, among other.

Entre los nombres también destacan muchos españoles como la Castile and León Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado, Cadaqués Orchestra, Jaime Martin Y Javier Perianes. Jesús Rueda figura como compositor residente y estrenará una obra de encargo el 14/11/2017.


In more than a dozen times Christian Zacharias It has jumped on the stage National Auditorium of hand Fundación Scherzo. The conductor also arrives at this 22th edition of the Great Performers Series with a concert next Tuesday 9 of May, to 19:30 hours, at the National Auditorium of Music. The action program includes three of the Romantic composers favorite Zacharias: Beethoven, Schubert Y Schumann.

The qualities that have made this pianist one of the most famous current music scene also led him to his greatest recognition as a conductor, director of festivals, musical thinker, writer and broadcaster. Zacharias maintains an active career as a concert pianist, It works with leading directors and directs most renowned orchestras; many of his recordings have received international awards.

He was artistic and principal conductor of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Among his recordings with this group highlights its complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos, which he won the Diapason d'Or, Shock the World y el ECHO Klassik.

Zacharias was “Artistic partner” the Chamber Orchestra of St. Paul since the season 2009/10. It also maintains close ties with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, He is the Chief Guest for many years, and regularly works with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra of Manchester, La Residence Orchestra The Hague, the Orchester National de Lyon, la Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (with whom he recently recorded Mozart), Bamberger Symphoniker or the Gurzenich Orchestra Cologne. In recent years he has turned his attention to opera, which he has led him to work in productions such as La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart), así como on ópera buffa Le nozze di Figaro and La Belle Hélène, from Offenbach. He has also worked on three films from 1990: Domenico Scarlatti In sevilla, Robert Schumann – the poet speaks (IN HER, Paris) y Between stage and greenroom (WDR-Art).

In 2015, Zacharias was part of the jury of the International Piano Competition Clara Haskil; a position he will occupy this year. During the season 2016/17, pianist act, among other concerts, with the Orchester de Paris as director, soloist and chamber musician. In several performances with the Orchester National de Lille will address his recital Schumann It is including four symphonies and his big solo concerts.

Zacharias debuted in Great Performers Year 1998 and he has performed on numerous occasions, including the opening concert of the 19th edition. This season organized by the Foundation Scherzo cycle, the number 22, It began with the recital offered by the pianist Daniil Trifonov. Between January and November 2017 They are scheduled ten concerts that will bring together musicians from Sokolov, Javier Perianes, Angela Hewitt O Ashkenazy.


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F. SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No. 4 D minor 537
L. V. BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 27 E minor op.90; Piano Sonata No. 30 Mi Mayor op.109

R. SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze op.6

Natalia Together

On Wednesday he sounded at the National Auditorium Mahler's Fifth Symphony. That Symphony with which, apparently, Mahler was never entirely satisfied and amended on several occasions. Perhaps the version of this work offered Natalia Ensemble departs from the spirit of experimentation author. And the result is fascinating.

The 17 Ensemble musicians are Natalia had agreed on the Gustav Mahler Youth (GMJO). After this experience in common and already dedicated their careers in some of the most prestigious European orchestras, decide to join again to continue making music and working on the repertoire they most enjoy. It begins the first major challenge, adapt Mahler's Fifth Symphony to be performed by 17 musicians without a conductor. Which it requires concentration and extraordinary camera work.

And on Wednesday 1 of March Luis Esnaola (fiddle), Oleguer Beltran (fiddle), Behrang Rassekhi (viola), Raul Mirás (cello) Y Jose Andres Reyes (Double bass), André Cebrián (flute), Miriam Pastor (oboe), Darío Mariño (clarinet), María José Rielo (fagot), Maciej Baranowski (horn) Y Jonathan Müller (trumpet) Natalia (percussion), Actea Jimenez (timbales), Sabela Caridad (percussion), Hector Marques (percussion), The Bleuenn Friec (barley), Irene Alfageme (piano) Y Esteban Dominguez (harmonium), They took the stage of the Chamber Hall of the National Auditorium and performed Mahler's Fifth Symphony. And it sounded like it, powerful and delicate, with its evocative Adagietto and his prodigious Finale.

Stay with this name, Natalia Together, and if they have occasion, Do not miss it.

St. Louis Symphony

After nearly two decades without stepping on any Spanish stage, the St. Louis Symphony regresa a España con una gira de cuatro conciertos: Valencia (Palau de la Música, 8 February), Madrid (National Music Auditorium, 9 Y 10 February) and Oviedo (Prince Felipe Auditorium, 11 February). The program will present this group in Madrid, dentro del marco de la 47Season Ibermúsica, estará compuesto por obras de Copland, Wallin Y Beethoven –la Séptima Sinfonía–, en la primera de las actuaciones; Y Adams, Korngold Y Dvořák (Ninth Symphony, apodada “Del Nuevo Mundo”), in the second.

the St. Louis Symphony estará acompañada por su Director Titular, David Robertson, uno de los artistas estadounidenses más solicitados actualmente, que debuta en Ibermúsica con esta gira. También por el trompetista Håkan Hardenberger and violinist Gil Shaham, ambos intérpretes alabados por sus cualidades musicales. Hardenberger será el solista de la obra de Wallin Fisher King, ideada por el compositor oslense para expresar todas las posibilidades melódicas de la trompeta.

The program that this group will present is starring some of the most relevant compositions from their country. The argument of Appalachian Spring, by Copland, takes place in a spring party of a community of North American pioneers; while The Chairman Dances, the Adams, uses musical rhythms originating in the United States, like jazz, to evoke a dance between Mao Tse-Tung and his lover Chiang Ching. On the other hand, Korngold, who moved to the United States due to the Nazi persecution to which he was subjected, combines in Violin Concerto Op.35 what we learned in Vienna with the emotional charge of Hollywood film music. The latest proposal with a strong American flavor from the St. Louis Symphony es New World Symphony, de Dvorak, work composed during the musician's stay in the United States in the year 1893. However, in the first of his performances in Madrid, the program will close with the symphony No.. 7 in A major Beethoven, undoubtedly the most energetic of his mature symphonies.


Founded in 1880, St.. Louis Symphony is the second oldest orchestra in the United States, only preceded by the New York Philharmonic, and is considered among the best in the world. In 2005, David Robertson was named Principal Director, the twelfth in the history of the orchestra and the second North American-born conductor to hold this position. In season 2016/17, the group carries out a tour of four concerts in Spain, his first visit to our country since 1998. In this season, keep going, Besides, aspiring to achieve artistic excellence, with responsibility and in connection with the community.

In March 2017, will return to Carnegie Hall to participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Adams. The orchestra assiduously performs works by this renowned American composer each season at Powell Hall, highlighting his Violin Concerto. This same concert was recorded by Nonesuch Records and will be released together with the symphony for violin. Scheherazade.2 from the same composer, also engraved with L. Josefowicz at the Powell Hall, on February 2016.

In 2015, received a Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance, for his recording of City Black and Saxophone Concerto the Adams (Nonesuch). It was the sixth Grammy obtained by this group, as well as his 57th nomination. In season 2015/16, toured California, including performances at Berkeley and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, among many others.


Recognized for his excellent qualities as a musician, programmer and director, David Robertson is one of the most requested artists today. Dynamic, passionate and compelling communicator, with a wide symphonic and operatic repertoire, has established close ties of collaboration with the great international orchestras. In 2005, took over as Titular Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Meanwhile in 2014, He was also appointed Principal Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

During the season 2015/16, accompanied the St. Louis Symphony on his California tour. Also noteworthy is the US premiere of the Double Bass Concerto "The wolf" de Tan Dun, with soloist Erik Harris; and the most recent Symphony for violin by John Adams and Scheherazade.2, con Leila Josefowicz. In season 2014/15, Robertson returned to direct the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra en el Carnegie Hall, interpreting the play Weave, de Meredith Monk, and the symphony No.. 4, de Chaikovski. The New York Times wrote about him: "David Robertson led a 'fierce' rendition of the Fourth Symphony de Chaikovski, phrasing tense but natural like breathing ".

Born in Santa Monica, California, was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied horn and composition, before dedicating himself to conducting. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions. This Spanish tour marks Robertson's debut in Ibermúsica.


Hardenberger is one of the most important solo trumpeters in the world. Collaborate with the best orchestras, directors and composers. In addition to his performances within the classical repertoire, is internationally recognized as a pioneer of new virtuosic works, including compositions by Hans Werner Henze, Rolf Martinsson, Olga Neuwirth o HK Gruber, whose trumpet concerto Aerial performed for the 70th time with the Berliner Philharmoniker last summer.

Likewise, returned to Tanglewood to perform Brett Dean's play Characters, followed by concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Andris Nelsons at the BBC Proms, the Lucerne Festival and Cologne Philharmonie. With this last performance he began his residency 2015/16 at the Philharmonie.

His celebration of the trumpet with the Philharmonie culminated last January with a master class at the Royal College of Music in London.. Other career highlights include world premieres of the Trumpet Concerto Solei Rouge by Thierry Pécou (Radio France Philharmonic) and the Double concerto for trumpet and piano by Betsy Jolas, accompanied by pianist Roger Muraro (Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra); the opening concert of the new Malmö hall; and concerts with the Staatskapelle Dresden, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and New Japan Philharmonic, among others.

Born in Malmö, Sweden, Håkan Hardenberger studied at the Paris Conservatory with Pierre Thibaud and in Los Angeles with Thomas Stevens. He teaches at the Conservatory in his hometown and is Artistic Director of the recently formed Malmö Chamber Festival.. As director, made his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in March 2011, interpreting Endless Parade by Harrison Birtwistle and the Trumpet Concerto Haydn. Hardenberger has been to Ibermúsica three times, since its debut in the year 2010.


He is one of the most outstanding violinists of our time, renowned for his impeccable technique, warmth and generosity of spirit. During last season, it was edited 1930 Violin Concertos, the first double album of his new album project, with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, BBC Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden y Sejong Soloists. He performed live the concerts of 1930 de Bartók, Prokofiev, Barber, Berg y Britten, collaborating with prestigious orchestras, like the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin y Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Other performances included concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, at Carnegie Hall, con la National Symphony (Washington), Cleveland Orchestra y Orchestre de Paris, as well as the world premiere of a new Bright Sheng concert.

Its over 24 recordings have received numerous awards: Grammys, Grand Prix of the Disc, Fingerboard d’Or and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. His most recent albums for the Canary Classics label (founded by him in 2004), include the violin concertos Haydn; he Octet, Mendelssohn, con Sejong Soloists; works for virtuoso of Sarasate, with Adele Anthony, Akira Eguchi and the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra; o Nigunim: Hebrew melodies, also with Orli Shaham, which includes the world premiere of a sonata composed for him by Avner Dorman; plus many other recordings. Among his projects is the comprehensive works for solo violin by Bach.

He was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant (1990) and the Avery Fisher Prize (2008). In 2012, was named "Instrumentalist of the Year" by Musical America, that highlighted the special "humanism" of his interpretations. Play a Stradivarius “Countess Polignac”, from 1699. He is married to the violinist Adele Anthony. Gil Shaham appeared in Spain at 1992 with Ibermúsica


National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall, 19:30 hours
duration 115 minutes

St Louis Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Copland Appalachian Spring
Wallin Fisher King
Beethoven symphony No.. 7

National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall, 22:30 hours
duration 100 minutes


Adams The Chairman dances – Foxtrot for orchestra
Korngold Violin Concerto, on. 35
Dvořák symphony No.. 9 "From the New World"
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Byzantine Academy

He Sunday 18 from December to 19.30 hours, Universe cycle Baroque Music National Broadcasting Center (CNDM) It presented in the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium of Madrid its last meeting this year. Este concierto navideño estará protagonizado por el Stabat Mater de Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, with the Salve Regina en la menor de este mismo autor y el Concerto grosso nº 5 in D minorde Domenico Scarlatti y Charles Avison para completar el programa. Los encargados de darle vida serán el conjunto italiano Accademia Bizantina, con el clavecinista Ottavio Dantone to the direction and an exceptional vocal cast starring great international voices specialized in this repertoire: soprano Silvia Frigato y la contralto Sara Migardo.

He “sublime poema del dolor

Como recuerda el musicólogo José María Domínguez:”Para Vincenzo Bellini el Stabat Materde Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) era un `sublime poema del dolor´. El Romanticismo encontró en esta obra y en la fama de su compositor un emblema de la escuela napolitana, por analogía con Mozart y su Requiem. Según la leyenda, el doloroso carácter del Stabat procedía del amor imposible de Pergolesi por su alumna, la noble María Spinelli, en cuyas exequias dirigió la obra, ya moribundo. Actually, según la hipótesis más plausible, he Stabat fue encargado en 1734 por una cofradía napolitana para sustituir la homónima composición de Alessandro Scarlatti con una obra más moderna, inspirada en una religiosidad intimista y subjetiva. Aquella leyenda fue creada por Francesco Florimo, el estudioso amigo de Bellini que fabricó una identidad común para la legión de compositores de fama internacional forjada en Nápoles desde siglos atrás, inventando el concepto de escuela napolitana, cuyo máximo exponente sería Alessandro Scarlatti. Pero el fundamento histórico de la propuesta de Florimo ha sido cuestionado desde hace décadas. Es imposible distinguir la música napolitana de la escrita en Roma o en Venecia sobre bases estilísticas. Y, but nevertheless, algo de escuela hay en el origen de la obra religiosa de Pergolesi. He Stabat está de hecho hoy en el centro de la agenda musicológica internacional interesada por los métodos didácticos que se utilizaban en los prestigiosos conservatorios de la ciudad. Se trata de los partimenti, ejercicios para aprender los fundamentos de la composición a través de la práctica. A modo de puzzle, los partimenti eran esquemas de bajo continuo que encerraban diversas posibilidades combinatorias. Las obras religiosas de Pergolesi, como las sonatas de Domenico Scarlatti, son producto de una form of entrenada en el método de enseñanza de los conservatorios de Nápoles, verdadera apoteosis de la escuela napolitana.

Accademia Bizantina se fundó en Rávena en 1983 con la intención de “interpretar música como un gran cuarteto”. Desde entonces el grupo se gestiona de forma autónoma gracias a sus miembros, garantizando así el enfoque de la música de cámara en sus interpretaciones, que es lo que siempre les ha distinguido. Una serie de personalidades destacadas del panorama musical internacional apoyaron el desarrollo y crecimiento de la orquesta, entre otros Jorg Demus, Carlo Chiarappa, Riccardo Muti y Luciano Berio. A lo largo de los años también han disfrutado de la colaboración de varios músicos importantes, como Stefano Montanari, que ha sido un miembro fundamental de la orquesta durante más de 20 years. Esto ha permitido al conjunto, que toca instrumentos de época, especializarse aún más en los repertorios de los siglos XVII, XVIII y XIX. Gradualmente, la orquesta desarrolló una voz distinguida por adoptar su propio estilo interpretativo basándose en un idioma común y una forma de interpretar compartida, reflejando la tradición más noble de la música de cámara italiana. In 1989, Ottavio Dantone se unió a la orquesta como clavecinista y en 1996 fue nombrado director musical y artístico, garantizando así el prestigio y la calidad artística del grupo. Bajo su experta dirección, Accademia Bizantina incorporó la investigación filológica y un enfoque estético a la interpretación de la música del período barroco. Las habilidades de Dantone, su imaginación y sofisticación se han combinado con el entusiasmo y la empatía artística de cada miembro de la banda, dando a sus interpretaciones la profundidad que les convierte en uno de los conjuntos más prestigiosos de la escena musical internacional actual. In 1999, Accademia Bizantina puso en escena su primera ópera, Giulio Sabino de Giuseppe Sarti. La orquesta se ha ido especializando en el redescubrimiento e interpretación de óperas barrocas, desde grandes obras hasta óperas que nunca se han interpretado en los tiempos modernos. El conjunto actúa en salas de conciertos y en festivales de todo el mundo. Sus muchas grabaciones, principalmente para Decca, Harmonia Mundi y Naïve, han recibido numerosos galardones, incluyendo el Diapason d’Or, Midem y una nominación a los Grammy de la música por “O Solitude” de Purcell con Andreas Scholl. De especial relevancia son sus colaboraciones con los violinistas Viktoria Mullova y Giuliano Carmignola y con el contratenor Andreas Scholl, con quien han realizado las principales giras internacionales y proyectos de grabación (para Onyx, German Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi y Decca). Entre las nuevas producciones inerpretadas por la orquesta durante 2016 han estado la L’incoronazione di Dario by Antonio Vivaldi, Alcina Y Belshazzarde Haendel y The Art of Fugue J. S. Bach.

tickets, with an overall price of 12 € to 30 €, and discounts up 60% for those under 26 and unemployed (entries “Last minute”, with purchase from one hour before the concert hall box office) and are on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium and INAEM theaters, plus online sales and by phone at 902 22 49 49.

Fundación Scherzo

With 10 new concerts, the Fundación Scherzo reaches its cycle number 22 from great Performers. Between January and November 2017 will take place nine piano recitals that will bring together musicians from Sokolov, Perianes, Zacharias, Leif Ove Andsnes, Andras Schiff, Angela Hewitt , Ashkenazy, Daniil Trifonov, Piotr Anderzewski…And an extraordinary concert, outside fertilizer, of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra next to Orfeo Catalan, under the orders of Gustavo Dudamel.

“As in other editions Cycle Foundation Great Performers of Scherzo, it presents a host of exceptional pianists”, Explain Patrick Alfaya, cycle current artistic director, “several of them have already gone through Great Performers. But nevertheless, This year the series opens a new addition, Daniil Trifonov, and also it appears for the first time one of the great interpreters Bach: Angela Hewitt”. “further, It is quite eclectic repertoire, Hewitt from Bach to Widmann of Leif Ove Andsnes”, It stands on the 22nd season.

Subscriptions are now available at affordable prices, since 169 euros for nine concerts, and with special prices for children 26 years, you can buy tickets at the last minute for only 10 euros. Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by El País, They have performed a total of 80 pianists in more than 200 concerts, of those who have enjoyed 300.000 people. These figures have become one of the best in their specialty cycles, in the opinion of both the interpreters who have passed through the cycle and the public that supports programming. Among the most prominent artists who have passed through the National Music Auditorium in Madrid found Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Alicia Larocha, Brendel, Maria Joao Pires, Ivo Pogorelich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Grigori Sokolov, Christian Zacharias O Vladimir Ashkenazy (the last three repeated in the new edition).

L Scherzo Foundation has always taken into account as Spanish interpreters Alicia de Larrocha, Joaquín Achúcarro, Josep Colom, Javier Perianes, Cristina Bruno O Rosa Torres-Pardo. Likewise, the cycle has had the outstanding performance of formations the current music scene as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Galicia Symphony, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in addition to organizing other recitals and concerts with artists such as Juan Diego Florez Gustavo Dudamel and Simon Bolivar Orchestra with (also again delight the Spanish public next March).

The goal with which started this project was to bring music to most of society, attempting to circumvent both economic and cultural barriers. Although the resources that were available were scarce, from the first moment the audience reaction was great, which gave wings to the cycle. In this way, without any subsidy from public institutions continues, as happening-, the survival of Great Performers of Scherzo continues thanks to the success of public and invaluable support of the annual sponsorship of the newspaper El Pais. However, good attendance data allowed to accumulate, plus experience, a small economic surplus with which help young pianists. A) Yes, He was born in 2002 Young Performers cycle for which they have spent more than 50 pianists Javier Perianes, Paul Lewis, Yuja Wang, Alexei Volodin, Betrand Chamayou or brothers Victor and Luis del Valle, Today already established. Responsible for managing both cycles is the Scherzo Foundation, created in 2001.


The prestigious and renowned London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) will offer two concerts next days 9 Y 10 December as part of the 47th season Ibermúsica. Under the baton of its Chief Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, She praised for its dynamism and challenging artistic commitment, They will address in their first encounter works Cello Concerto in B minor, on. 104, from Dvořák, with cellist Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas; and the symphony No.. 4 in G Major, from Mahler. While in the second of the proceedings, the program includes LPO Vals Fantasy, from Glinka; Piano Concerto No.. 1 in E minor, on. 11, from Chopin; Y symphony No.. 2, from Chaikovski.

La soprano Sofia Fomina, an artist up from its spectacular debut at Covent Garden in 2012, also will take the stage of the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid during the concert on Friday, 9. Likewise, the young and talented Canadian pianist will play Chopin Jan Lisiecki in the second of dating. Lisiecki caught the attention of the international music scene after the Fryderyk Chopin Institute issue a recording of his performing works of Polish composer when he was 13 Y 14 years.

With the program Piano Concerto No.. 1 in E minor, on. 11, from Chopin Y the symphony No.. 4 in G Major, from Mahler LPO's tour will continue to Valencia (11.12) and Alicante (12.12.).

The LPO will be the performance number 60 with Ibermúsica, while Jurowski is presented for the twentieth time and Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas for the third time, Sofia Fomina and Jan Lisiecki will debut Ibermúsica.

The 47th season Ibermúsica, in which these two performances fall, started last 24 June with the opening concert of the Vienna Philharmonic. Since then, and until May 2017, Programmed Ibermúsica 25 concerts 12 of the best orchestras in the world. This is the brand that bears nearly half a century bringing the best music to Spain. The institution, founded by Alfonso Aijón, It has evolved in line with the times and has managed to preserve the interest in classical music.
National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall, 22:30 hours
duration 115 minutes

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Adolfo Gutierrez, cello
Sofia Fomina, soprano
musical program

Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, on. 104
Mahler symphony No.. 4 in G Major
National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall, 22:30 hours
duration 95 minutes

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Jan Lisiecki, piano
musical program

Glinka Vals Fantasy
Chopin Piano Concerto No.. 1 in E minor, on. 11
Chaikovski symphony No.. 2

RICHARD GOODE en el click the Scherzo

The New York pianist Richard Goode will offer a concert next Tuesday 29 of November, in the 21st season Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo. Goode concert, He is known worldwide as one of the best interpreters of the work of Beethoven, will take place in the National Music Auditorium and he addressed compositions Bach Y Chopin.

Born in New York, Goode studied with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music and Rudolf Serkin in Curtis Intitute. He has won numerous awards including The Young Concert Artists Award, first prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize y un Grammy. His first public performance of the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas held in New York in 1987 Y 1988, and it was hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most memorable events of the season". Would repeat the same cycle in Queen Elisabeth Hall in London 1994 Y 1995 with the same success. Of the, They have highlighted their great sensitivity, depth and expressiveness.

In season 2016/17, among other concerts, New York pianist returns to the Edinburgh International Festival, al Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Piano has the Jacobins Toulouse, Bergen International Festival and will debut in Stockholm in the Big Concert Hall. Likewise, Cycle back to the Great Performers of Scherzo, in which debuted in 2006. Goode also perform along with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, under the orders of Ivan Fischer. With the latter group, will offer concerts in the Hungarian capital, NY, Chicago, Boston, Ann Arbor y Newark.

In United States, It highlights its return to the Mostly Mozart festival, Lincoln Centre, where it will interpret the Piano Concerto K.414 Mozart, directed by Louis Langrée. It will also offer recitals in numerous series as the Washington Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, the Masters Series of the Van Cliburn Concerts (Fort Worth), Duke Performances in North Carolina, Green Music Center de California, Minnesota Beethoven Festival and the Chamber Music Society of Philadelphia.

Exclusive artist label Nonesuch, Goode has recorded more than two dozen albums, ranging from his solo work, to chamber music, lied and concerts. His last recording, the five Beethoven concertos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer, It was published in 2009 receiving rave reviews; He was also nominated for a Grammy Award and the Financial Times called it "a milestone in the music world". Its series 10 CDs with the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas, the first recording made by a pianist born in the United States, He was nominated for a Grammy and Gramophone selected Good CD Guide. His other albums are marked series of Bach Partitas, he lied Dawn Upshaw and Mozart piano concertos with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

From 1999 until 2013, Richard was Artistic Director, along with Mitsuko Uchida, de la Marlboro Music School and Festival en Vermont. He is married to the violinist Marcia Weinfield Y, when not on tour, They are living in New York City.

This will be the last concert of the 21st season of the Great Performers of Scherzo Cycle, inaugurated last February by Ivo Pogorelich. In addition to the Croatian interpreter, They have also gone through the stage of the National Auditorium reputed pianists Arkadi Volodos, Grigory Sokolov, Paul Lewis, Emanuel Ax Y Lang Lang, the latter in a special concert for which tickets sold out. Another special concert, that of Philippe Jaroussky with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, also he hung the sign you exhaust your performance tickets 12 of November. The program included the 21st season 11 recitals, as well as three lectures by Volodos, Lewis and Fellner. Throughout their 21 editions, Great Performers Cycle has received more than 200 concerts of the best pianists of recent decades, whose music have enjoyed over 300.000 people.


19:30 hours


J.S. Bach Italian Concerto
J.S. Bach 15 symphonies


Chopin Nocturne Op.55 No.2 in Eb
Chopin Nocturne in C minor Op.48, No.1
Chopin Mazurka Op.24 No.2
Chopin Mazurka Op.59 No.2
Chopin Mazurka Op.7 No.3
Chopin Mazurka Op.24 No.4
Chopin Barcarola Op.60
Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor Op.27 No.1
Chopin Nocturne in E major Op.62 No.1
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat Op.61

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Daniel Barenboim

Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, one of the current most unique and profound interpreters of the music scene, will perform next Sunday 27 November within the 47Season Ibermúsica. Barenboim addressed the piano works Schubert (Sonata in A Major, D. 664 Y Sonata in A Major, D. 959); Chopin (ballade No.. 1 on. 23); Y Liszt (Funeral Y Mephisto Waltz No.. 1). the performance, which will take place in the National Music Auditorium in Madrid, It will be the third of its Spanish tour. First will give a recital in Zaragoza (Wednesday, day 23) and Barcelona (Thursday, day 24). Tickets are sold out in Zaragoza and Madrid, last available tickets in Barcelona.

Barenboim, Prince of Asturias Award for Concord in 2002, is the most faithful artist Ibermúsica cycles with 130 Scheduled performances within the same throughout Spain to date. This is one of the great interpreters of the XX and XXI centuries and a key figure who has incorporated into his work an incorruptible ethical and intellectual credo. He is accompanied on this tour a piano designed by himself with Belgian producer Chris Maene and starring his latest album, published in early November by Deutsche Grammophon. It bears by title On my new piano. This new instrument, based on the restored version Liszt Piano Barenboim used in a recital at 2011, It has straight and parallel strings instead of diagonals, which it creates a more transparent and modern warm sound that produced by pianos.

The 47th season Ibermúsica, in which this scheme fits, started last 24 June with the opening concert of the Vienna Philharmonic. Since then, and until May 2017, Programmed Ibermúsica 25 concerts 12 of the best orchestras in the world. This is the brand that bears nearly half a century bringing the best music to Spain. The institution, founded by Alfonso Aijón, It has evolved in line with the times and has managed to preserve the interest in classical music.

Daniel Barenboim

Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires in 1942 within a family of musicians. He received his first piano lessons at age five and gave his first public concert at seven. In 1952, he moved with his family to Israel. When he was 11 years, He participated in classes Igor Markevich address, Salzburg and, that summer, He was presented to veteran conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, he called unique phenomenon.

His precocious talent and brilliance at the piano led his international debut at 10 years in Vienna and Rome; later, he performed in London (1956) and New York (1957), with Leopold Stokowski. Since then, He has made frequent tours of Europe, U.S, South America, Australia and Asia.

He began practicing as a conductor in 1967 after his debut in front of the Philharmonia Orchestra, in London. Since then, he has conducted the most prestigious groups worldwide. Between 1975 Y 1989, He served as Chief Conductor of the Orchestre de Paris. Likewise, as an opera, Barenboim made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival 1973 with Don Giovanni Mozart. From 1991 a 2006, was Chief Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and, later, He was appointed by the Director musicians Honorary Life. In 1992, took over as Musical Director of the Unter den Linden State Opera, the most important theater and opera in Berlin one of the most important in Germany. In 2000, the Staatskapelle Berlin appointed him director Life. Both the operatic field and in the concertístico, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin have developed an extensive repertoire of symphonic works. Next December he will again lead this group in a concert in the German capital in which they will address My Country, one of the most famous works of Czech composer Bedrich Smetana.

In 1999, he founded, along with the Palestinian writer and intellectual Edward Said (died in New York in 2003), el West-Eastern Divan Workshop, which brings together young musicians from Israel and Arab countries every summer to play together and thereby promote dialogue between the various cultures of the Middle East. In 2014, coinciding with the 15 anniversary of the orchestra, They offered a recital in UAE. Among the numerous awards and distinctions which he has won, include the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord in 2002, Said shared with itself. further, Barenboim is the author of several books: an autobiography, My life in music; Parallels and Paradoxes, con Edward Said; The sound is life: Power of music; Dialogues about music and theater. Tristán e Isolda, con Patrice Chéreau (2008); Y, the most recent, Music is a whole: Ethics and Aesthetics (2012).

Earlier this November Deutsche Grammophon released a new album Barenboim, Batiashvili & Staatskapelle Berlin perform Tchaikovsky & Sibelius, the first project with the violinist Lisa Batiashvili. At the same time his LP also saw the light On my new piano (German Grammophon) with pieces by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner and Liszt. At, amazing tonal qualities of the piano designed by Barenboim and Chris Maene perceived, whose names christen this new instrument. The pianist embarked on this project in 2011, after giving a concert with Liszt's restored piano, with the intention of joining with the sound technical innovations before today.


National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall, 19:30 hours

duration 110 minutes

Schubert Sonata in A Major, D.664
Schubert Sonata in A Major D.959
Chopin ballade No.. 1 on. 23
Liszt Funeral
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.. 1

Martha Argerich

As that special concert outside of manure and co-produced with The Philharmonic, this first appointment Liceo de Cámara XXI It is the only one to be held in the Symphony Hall. The Cuarteto Quiroga returns once more to this chamber music cycle, this time with the illustrious pianist Argentina Martha Argerich. This address solo Partita No. 2 from Bach Quiroga and the Piano Quintet in E flat major of Schumann. This session will complete String quartet nº 1 what Brahms He dedicated to his friend the surgeon Theodor Billroth, who confesses that his op. 51 He had suffered an "instrumental delivery".

Martha Argerich He was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and he began playing the piano at age five with Vincenzo Scaramuzza. Considered a child prodigy, soon he began performing in public. In 1955 he moved to Europe and continued his studies in London, Vienna and Switzerland Seidlhofer, Gulda, Magaloff, Lipatti Y Stefan Askenase. In 1957 Competitions won the Bolzano and Geneva Piano, and in 1965 International Competition Chopin Warsaw. Since then, It has been one of the most prominent pianists in both popularity and skill. Argerich has stood out for his portrayal of the piano literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His extensive repertoire includes works by Bach Y Bartók, Beethoven Y Messiaen, as well as Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Franck, Prokofiev, Stravinski, Shostakóvich Y Chaikovski. Although it is regular guest of the most prestigious orchestras, directors and music festivals in Europe, Japan and America, chamber music has a very important role in his musical life, and frequently acts and records with pianists Nelson Freire Y Alexandre Rabinovitch, cellist Mischa Maisky and violinist Gidon Kremer. As she herself says: “This harmony between a group of people gives me great strength and peace”. Martha Argerich has recorded with EMI, Sony, Philips, Teldec y Deutsche Grammophon, and many of his concerts have been broadcast on television worldwide. Among the many awards he has received throughout his career include the Grammy Awards for concerts Bartók Y Prokofiev, by Cinderella Prokofiev with Mikhael Pletnev and Concerts 2 Y 3 Beethoven with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado; Gramophone Award "Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year Concert Piano "by Chopin concert; Premio "Shock del Monde de la Musique" por su recital in Amsterdam; premio "artist of the year German Record Critics' en la categoría de" Mejor de Representación Solista Instrumental "; Sunday Times prize to "Album of the Year" and "Prize BBC Music Magazine" for his album Shostakovich (EMI, 2007). Since 1998 He is Artistic Director of the Beppu Festival in Japan; in 1999 He created the Festival and International Piano Competition Martha Argerich in Buenos Aires, and in June 2002 the "Progetto Martha Argerich" in Lugano. Among the many honors he has received should be highlighted: Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1996) and Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2004) the French Government; Academic of Santa Cecilia de Roma (1997); Musician of the Year by Musical America (2001); Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, the Emperor of Japan prestigious Praemium Imperiale and the Japan Art Association (2005).

Thursday 6 October 2016 to 19:30h. in the Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium in Madrid.

Maria Jose Montiel

Maria Jose Montiel, winner National Music Award 2015 He conducted during July and August a series of concerts and recitals by various Spanish stages, including the Opera Benicàssim Festival with the Orchestra of Valencia, the Chopin Festival of Valldemossa (Mallorca) and the International Festival of Santander. This September Maria Jose Montiel will perform a concert with the Community of Madrid Orchestra and under the direction of Victor Pablo Pérez with works Alberto Ginastera Y Enrique Granados at the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid (27 of September). The days 7 Y 8 October will open the season of the Orchestra and Chorus of RTVE participating in early opera Puccini Edgar, under the direction of Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, at the Monumental Theatre of the Spanish capital.

That same month (day 20) will play the Third Symphony Gustav Mahler, uno de sus compositores preferidos: lo hará junto a la Orquestra Simfònica de Balears con la dirección de Pablo Mielgo en el Auditorium de Palma de
Mallorca, todo ello antes de viajar a la Florida Grand Opera (Miami, U.S) to present his vision of listed Carmen from Bizet.

The pianist Javier Perianes se presenta el próximo día 26 de Junio junto a la legendaria Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra en la inauguración de la temporada 2016/17 from Ibermúsica. Este debut del intérprete andaluz se produce después de su reciente gira por Estados Unidos donde ha actuado por primera vez con orquestas como la Chicago Symphony y tras su presentación en el Festival Primavera de Praga.

The season 2015/16 ha sido de una intensidad extraordinaria para el pianista español. A sus actuaciones por todo el mundo con orquestas como Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, St. Luke´s (Carnegie Hall), Bergen, Danish Radio, etc.. se unen nuevas actuaciones este verano junto a formaciones como la New York Philharmonic (Vail Festival) o la Cleveland Orchestra (Bloosom Festival) así como un mes de gira con diversas orquestas en Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

El pasado mes de febrero y de manera inesperada Javier Perianes debutó junto a la Royal Concertgebouw de Amsterdam y Semyon Bychkov precisamente en el Ciclo Ibermúsica con el Concierto Nr. 5, Emperor, from Beethoven en una sustitución de última hora.

Dentro de ese citado y prestigioso ciclo, Perianes se presentará con la Filarmónica de Viena en la inauguración de la nueva temporada. Lo hará interpretando de nuevo a Beethoven, en esta ocasión con el Concierto No. 4 en Sol Mayor junto al Maestro colombiano Andres Orozco Estrada.

Previously, he 22 de junio actuará en el Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada junto a la Royal Philharmonic Orchestra y el Maestro Charles Dutoit para interpretar el Concierto en Sol de Ravel y rendir homenaje a Manuel de Falla y sus Nights in the Gardens of Spain cuando se cumple el centenario de su estreno.

National Music Award 2012, Javier Perianes ha sido descrito como “un pianista de impecable y refinado gusto, endowed with an extraordinary sound warmth " (The Telegraph). His international career spans five continents, with presence in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, el Théâtre des Champs Elysées in París, la Philharmonie of Berlín, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory or the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Perianes ha colaborado con maestros como Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniel Harding, Yuri Temirkanov, Juanjo Mena, Lopez Cobos, Josep Pons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Dausgaard Y Vasily Petrenko, among others.

Artista exclusivo del sello harmonia mundi, su álbum dedicado a Falla, what includes Nights in the Gardens of Spain y una selección de piezas para piano, He was nominated for a Latin Grammy 2012. Más recientemente ha salido al mercado una grabación en vivo del Piano Concerto from Grieg con la BBC Symphony Orchestra y el maestro Sakari Oramo. The Gramophone magazine pointed:“Hay que ser realmente valiente para grabar el Concierto para piano de Grieg […] but the young virtuoso interpretation of Spanish Javier Perianes is a brilliance and boldness such that virtually erases the memories of the past ". El disco de Grieg recibió, entre otros reconocimientos, el sello excepcional de Scherzo, el Editor’s Choice de Gramophone, así como el Choc de Clásica y el Choix de France Musique.




David Afkham, principal director, and the National Orchestra of Spain they will board next Sunday 12 of June, in the last Discover of this season, the demanding symphony No.. 5 de Dmitri Shostakovich (St. Petersburg, 1906 – Moscow, 1975), score autobiographical overtones crossed by the drama lived and passed by the composer on charges of making an anti-popular music in the former Soviet Union.

In 2014, the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain launched the Discover concerts, initiative designed for families, as a new formula to bring symphonic music to everyone. Until now, a 14% of the public that attends a Discover had never come to an OCNE concert and the average age of the attendees has dropped by 13 years. "We have managed to attract a different audience, familiar, with children, breaking down the barriers that exist when it is said that classical music is not consumed because it is not understood”, states Felix Alcaraz, artistic and technical director of the National Orchestra and Choir.

The Discover are concerts by 40 minutes, introduced by a narrator, Luis Angel de Benito, which reveals with the help of the orchestra some details of the work, while the children between 3 Y 8 years have fun in the Pintasonic, a stimulating workshop that promotes children's creativity through music and in which musicians take part, educators and visual artists. At the end, the public has the opportunity to dialogue with the musicians.

Discover… Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony 12 June 2016 / 12:00
National Music Auditorium (c / Príncipe de Vergara 146, Madrid)
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony no. 5, in D minor, opus 47

The ticket price includes the previous talk by Luis Ángel de Benito and a drink at the end of the concert. This concert is linked to the Pintasonic workshop, The meeting point for the activity is the foyer of the Symphony Hall at 11:45 h. Pintasonic is a free activity and a Discover ticket gives the option of a place in Pintasonic. Ticket prices from € 15 to € 27.


“Many consider, simply, the greatest pianist alive” The Independent.

Two of the crucial representatives of the Russian school of pianistics today appear this beginning of June in the cycle Great Performers of the Fundación Scherzo: Grigori Sokolov Y Elisso Virsaladze. The first is considered one of the greatest living pianists and in recent times, It is according to most critics, is at the zenith of his already long career.

He was born in Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad) in 1950. It was there that he trained musically at the conservatory and gave his first recital in the city to the 12 years. With only 16 won the International Competition Chaikovski of Moscow and his candidacy was defended by the president of the jury, Emil Gilels. But, while numerous winners of the contest in other editions set out to quickly achieve world fame, Sokolov's trip was restricted. Other Soviet artists fled to the West in search of greater personal freedom, but the interpreter preferred to stay in Leningrad and focus on his art. It was only after the fall of the Iron Curtain that it began to enjoy wider international recognition..

He has worked with orchestras such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New York Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and Philharmonics Moscow and St. Petersburg.
A few years ago he decided to dedicate his entire activity to recitals. A) Yes, He performs regularly at the Vienna Konzerthaus, la Philharmonie of Berlín, el Théâtre des Champs Elysees París, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Zurich Tonhalle, the Philharmonia Warsaw, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Milan Conservatory, the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, La Fenice in Venice, as well as rooms Munich, Hamburg, Barcelona, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lisboa, Luxembourg, el Festival Piano, Colmar Festival and the Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron.
Sokolov es artista exclusivo de Deutsche Grammophon. After his debut on the label in 2015 with his Salzburg Recital, which was very successful and was the best-selling classical music album that season, his new album, that appeared in january, collects some of the last pieces of Schubert, like the Impromptus or the powerful sonata of Beethoven, ‘Hammerklavier’.
He has performed in 17 occasions in the Cycle of Great Performers and always transformed each concert into one of the sublime appointments on the calendar. As commented Rubén Amón after his last appearance on the Scherzo poster, humanity is divided into two categories: "Those who heard Sokolov at the National Auditorium last night and those who didn't".

Monday 6 June at 19:30hours at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.

Arabic op. 18
First and major on. 17
2 Nocturnes op. 32
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, On. 35

Christian Zacharias

The fifth edition of the cycle SUMMER COUNTERPOINT dedicated to chamber music, that traditionally closes the season of CNDM, It has this year as absolute protagonist of German music, hand in hand with the extraordinary Christian Zacharias, he Leipzig Quartet, the pianist Olga Gollej and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and with the collaboration of Goethe Institut.

Of the 1 al 27 of June, to 20 hours, the 5 concerts (4 in the Chamber Hall and one in the Symphony Hall) they will go through two centuries of music, from Robert Schumann a Jörg Widmann.

The Summer Counterpoint cycle returns to National Music Auditorium in Madrid to close the CNDM season. This time, The series will run throughout the month of June with four concerts in the Chamber Hall, to which a symphonic one is added, which will be performed by the Young National Orchestra of Spain under the direction of Christian Zacharias. Under the title “Tradition and present in German music”, the five appointments will present chamber works by Schumann and Brahms to which will be added compositions by Germanic authors of the 21st century, as they are Wolfgang Rihm, Aribert Reimann, Jörg Widmann (that will be, Besides, “Resident Composer” in the next season of the CNDM), Bernd Franke Y Steffen Schleiermacher. The program thus proposes a dialogue between the past and present of German music, understood not as alien and confronted realities, but as distinct phases of an uninterrupted discourse, following Schoenberg's claim to Brahms's "modernity" and Berg about Schumann's. The linking of past and present is a constant also in the trajectory of the chosen interpreters, as is the case of the Leipzig Quartet present in four of the five evenings and which has accumulated since its foundation in 1988 an immense repertoire, from extensive forays into Haydn, Mozart y Beethoven, going through some indicated integrals of Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms and the Second Vienna School until the premieres of current authors such as Beat Ferrer, Alfred Schnittke, Jörg Widmann, Cristobal Halffter, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Steffen Schleiermacher, Christian Ofenbauer, Sigfried Thiele, Viktor Ullmann Y Wolfgang Rihm, to name a few. Among his regular collaborators is the pianist Christian Zacharias, well known to the Spanish public and an exquisite performer of the repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries, with special emphasis on German Romanticism. As it is becoming more and more common in him, Zacharias will also act as conductor at the command of the JONDE, on your last appointment as “CNDM Resident Artist” season 15/16. Meanwhile, both the Kazakh pianist Olga Gollej and the Young National Orchestra of Spain (JONDE) they can also boast of mastery of repertoires that combine eras and generations of very diverse composers.

Christian Zacharias is a renowned pianist, orchestra director, festival director, musical thinker, writer and broadcaster, with an active career of international renown as a concert pianist. He regularly performs in recitals and concerts around the world with the main conductors and orchestras on the international scene. He has been artistic director and principal of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, with which he made numerous recordings, including his complete cycle of Mozart's piano concertos, award winner “Diapason d’Or”, “World Shock” Y “ECHO classic”. Zacharias is Artistic Partner of the Chamber Orchestra of St. Paul since the season 2009/10 and also maintains close ties with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, He is the Chief Guest for many years. Collaborate with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Manchester Hallé Orchestra, The Residentie Orkest The Hague, Lyon National Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra y la Gürzenich Orchester de Colonia. Zacharias has worked in opera productions such as La Clemenza di Tito and Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart and La Belle Hélène by Offenbach, and in films like Domenico Scarlatti in Seville, Robert Schumann: the poet speaks (IN HER, Paris) y Between stage and greenroom (WDR-Art). Among its many awards and accolades, the “Midem Classical Award” as "Artist of the Year 2007" at Cannes. After being awarded for his contributions to culture in Romania in 2009, el gobierno inglés le honró como "Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters". On the occasion of his 60 birthday, the Alte Oper Frankfurt organized a "Portrait of an Artist" of Christian Zacharias, introducing him as a pianist, orchestra director, chamber musician and as a lied accompanist. He was the first German pianist to make his recital debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 30 years, in December 2011.

The Leipzig Quartet (Leipzig string quartet) has emerged as the "best German quartet" (Gramophone) and as one of the most requested and versatile outfits today. Founded in 1988, until then three of its members belonged to the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig as section soloists, until in 1993 decided to focus on chamber music. They had previously conducted studies with Gerhard Bosse en Leipzig, with the Amadeus Quartet in London and Cologne, with Hatto Beyerle in Hannover and with Walter Levin. He has received numerous awards and distinctions and has given concerts in more than forty countries in Europe., North and South America, Australia, Japan, Asia and Africa. His discography encompasses almost a hundred records with compositions from Mozart to Cage and from Haubenstock-Ramati to Beethoven., and includes the full recording of Brahms's work for string quartet, Mendelssohn and Mozart, as well as the complete recording of the Second Vienna School. They have received distinctions such as “Diapason d’Or”, he “CD-Compact Award”, he “Indie Award” and the “ECHO classic”. Since 1992 they record exclusively for the Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm label (MDG). Collaboration with Alfred Brendel, Christian Zacharias, Menahem Pressler, Andreas Staier, Juliane Banse, Christiane Oelze, Herbert Schuch, Alois Posch, Stephan Genz Y Giora Feidman enriches the extensive repertoire of the ensemble. He has premiered works by composers como Beat Furrer, Alfred Schnittke, Jörg Widmann, Cristobal Halffter, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Steffen Schleiermacher, Christian Ofenbauer, Sigfried Thiele, Viktor Ullmann Y Wolfgang Rihm, among others. On the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, the Leipzig Quartet performed a cycle of six concerts with the entire Beethoven quartets in fifteen halls around the world between 2007 Y 2009. During a multi-year cycle at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig the quartet performed the complete string quartets of the First and Second Vienna Schools. He has been part of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 2009 at the invitation of Claudio Abbado and holds a visiting professor chair at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai).

Born in Kazakhstan in 1983, Olga Gollej received her first Piano lessons at the age of five. His extraordinary talent was discovered and supported from an early age, so he combined his school studies with musical studies at the Leipzig and Würzburg Higher Schools of Music. From 2002 a 2007 studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at 2011 completed his studies at the Franz Liszt Higher School of Music in Weimar. Numerous awards in competitions and distinctions (German Music Council, Jeunesses Musicales de Alemania) they opened the doors to performances in European countries, South America and the Middle East. Participates regularly in the Arras Festival, at the Sommersprossen Festival and at the Jordan Festival in Amman, among others. In the field of chamber music he collaborates with the Ensemble Kontrast, with baritone Stephan Genz and with the Leipzig Quartet, among others. In 2008 founded the ECCO Trio together with clarinetist Karl Leister and cellist Matthias Moosdorf. In 2010 the group published their first CD with works by Eberl, Kreutzer y Ries. He has also made several recordings with the Leipzig Quartet, with arrangements of orchestral works by Mendelssohn and works by Klughardt, Schreker y Schoeck para el sello music production Dabringhaus and Grimm. His latest album with this quartet with Sergei Tanéyev's Piano Quintet was recently released. Since 2014 is a member of the Trio ex aequo. He teaches at the Edward Said Conservatory (Barenboim-Said Foundation) in Israel and Palestine. She has been awarded a scholarship by the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation since 2010. Together with the cellist Matthias Wilde he founded the Anhaltische Kammermusiktage Festival, that every year attracts great figures of music to the city of Wörlitz. Since 2013 is manager of the International Festival Opera Gluck in Nuremberg.

The Young National Orchestra of Spain (JONDE) belongs to the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), agency dependent on the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. It was created in 1983 with the purpose of contributing to the training of Spanish musicians in the stage prior to the exercise of their profession, through about six annual meetings. La JONDE has collaborated with such important soloists as Rostropovich, Leon Ara, Rafael Orozco, Zacharias, John Williams, Deszö Ranki, Teresa Berganza, Maria Bayo, Simon Estes o Juan D. Flores, among others, and directors like Carlo M. Giulini, G. Schuller, J. Kreizberg, F. Biondi, R. the lion, V. Petrenko, Zacharias, P. Goodwin, Lutz Koehler, G. Noseda, Ch. Hogwood, Pehlivanian, P. Rundel, E. Colomer, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Josep Pons, Ros Marbá, Victor Pablo, Frühbeck de Burgos, B. Aprea, Pablo González, A. Zedda o A. Tamayo. JONDE's projection abroad includes tours of most European countries and the United States, performing in concert halls such as the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt and the Berliner Philharmoniker or the Radio Kulturhaus in Vienna, participating, among other festivals, at the BBC Proms in London, Lisbon Expo '98, Robecco Summer Concerts (Amsterdam), Saar Music Festival, World Expo Hannover, the Young.Euro.Classic Festival in Berlin, el Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival, Weikersheim Castle Opera Festival, Festival of cultural summer North Hesse (Germany) or the Spain-Venezuela Festival in Caracas. JONDE is sponsored by the BBVA Foundation, and regularly participate in exchange programs, especially through the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras (EFNYO) and the various Hispanic American Youth Orchestra Systems. Since 2001 its artistic director is the composer José Luis Turina.

The locations for 4 Concerts in the Chamber Hall are already on sale at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM theaters, 902 22 49 49 and, at a price of € 10 to € 20 for the general public and € 8 to € 15 for children under 26 years. In the case of the concert in the Symphonic Hall, also already for sale, prices range between € 5 and € 20, for general localities and, for those under 26 years, from 3 €. To these prices must be added the existence of localities of “Last minute”, available, if any, from an hour before starting each recital, for children 26 and unemployed, with a 60% discount on the general price.


La obra elegida por la National Orchestra and Choir of Spain para recuperar la figura de RAMÓN CARNICER (1789-1855) es la ópera Elena e Malvina, lyrical melodrama in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani, a story of betrayed love and sacrifice and, in the opinion of scholars, his most accomplished opera.

With this concert, the first modern interpretation, se pone de manifiesto la riqueza de nuestro patrimonio musical en un proyecto que cuenta con la colaboración del Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCMU) y la edición crítica de M.ª Encina Cortizo Y Ramón Sobrino.

Estrenada en el Teatro Príncipe de Madrid el 11 February 1829, la audición de Elena e Malvina confirmará que Carnicer es uno de los grandes nombres de la música española del siglo XIX y que, junto a la herencia de los maestros de capilla y su formación técnica, Carnicer poseía indudables dotes para la melodía. A su conocimiento de la gran tradición europea, se une un estilo personal en el que se aglutinan la influencia de Rossini, Bellini Y Donizetti, y de otros compositores contemporáneos –Auber o Mercadante–, bien conocidos por el compositor catalán.

La obra dirigida por el Maestro Guillermo García Calvo contará con el mejor reparto de solistas españoles. Likewise, se realizará en directo, durante el concierto, la grabación discográfica del mismo.

Elena e Malvina , RAMÓN CARNICER

National Music Auditorium (Madrid). Symphony hall

14 mayo 2016 / 19:30









Paul Lewis

El pianista británico Paul Lewis (Liverpool, 1972) will perform next Tuesday 3 of May, to 19:30 hours in the National Auditorium dentro de la 21a temporada del Ciclo Grandes Intérpretes de Scherzo. Lewis, one of the most internationally renowned pianists, abordará Brahms, Schubert Y Liszt. Likewise, will give a lecture on Wednesday 4 May at 10:00 hours in the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música (Street Doctor Mata, 2), dirigida a los alumnos del centro, pero abierta a todo el público interesado en la materia.

Lewis es un antiguo conocido de los ciclos musicales de la Fundación Scherzo, ya que participó en la primera edición del Ciclo Jóvenes Intérpretes, in 2002, con un programa que definió como irónico y divertido. Repitió en tres ocasiones más, ya dentro del Grandes Intérpretes, in 2006, 2008 Y 2011. Paul Lewis está considerado como uno de los pianistas más importantes de su generación. Sus interpretaciones de la obra de Beethoven Y Schubert han sido recibidas con entusiasmo entre el público y la crítica de todo el mundo. Hoy en día es uno de los pianistas más serios, conscientes y equilibrados que existen en el circuito, a la vez que una referencia generacional en relación a los compositores románticos. Su concepción poética de la música es una de las características más destacadas en sus actuaciones.

Nació en una familia de clase de trabajadora sin ninguna vinculación con la música. Comenzó tocando el violonchelo, ya que su colegio sólo podía proporcionarle clases de ese instrumento, hasta que a los 10 años se decantó finalmente por el piano. El talentoso intérprete estudió con Ryszard Bakst en Chetham’s School of Music, en Manchester; and with Joan Havill en la Guildhall School of Music and Drama, antes de pasar a formarse en privado con Alfred Brendel. Junto a su esposa, la violonchelista noruega Bjørg, Lewis, es director artístico de Midsummer’s Music, un festival de música de cámara que se celebra anualmente en Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

Actúa con frecuencia como solista junto a las orquestas más importantes del mundo. Es invitado habitual en los festivales internacionales más prestigiosos (Lucerne, Salzburg, Tanglewood); y ha pasado por escenarios como el Carnegie Hall, el Théâtre des Champs Élysées o el Royal Festival Hall. In 2010, fue el primer pianista en abordar un ciclo íntegro con los cinco conciertos de piano de Beethoven, en una sola temporada de los Proms de la BBC, uno de los festivales más grandes del mundo. Un año más tarde, se embarcó en el proyecto Schubert y el Piano: 1822-1828, en el que interpretó las obras de madurez del compositor. With this project, Lewis recorrió los escenarios de Londres, NY, Chicago, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Florence, Schwarzenberg y Madrid.

Throughout his career, Lewis ha sido galardonado con numerosos premios como el Instrumentista del Año de la Royal Philharmonic Society; dos premios Edison; tres premios Gramophone; y el Diapason D’or, among others. In 2009 fue investido con el Doctor Honoris Causa por la Universidad de Southampton. Con el sello harmonia mundi ha abordado obras de Mussorgsky y Schumann, las sonatas íntegras y conciertos de Beethoven y todas las principales obras para piano de Schubert. Su último disco aparecido en harmonia mundi en el mes de abril 2016 es el Concierto no1 para piano de Brahms con la Orquesta Sinfónica de la Radio de Suecia, dirigida por Daniel Harding.

La de Lewis será la tercera actuación de la 21a temporada del Ciclo Grandes Intérpretes de la Fundación Scherzo, inaugurada el pasado mes de febrero por Ivo Pogorelich. Además del intérprete croata, también ha pasado por el escenario del Auditorio Nacional el reputado pianista Arcadi Volodos. The program includes the 21st season 11 recitals, así como tres clases magistrales impartidas por Volodos, Lewis and Fellner.

At 19:30 horas en el Auditorio Nacional de Música

J. Brahms Cuatro Baladas op.10
F. Schubert Sonata no 9 en si mayor D575
J. Brahms Tres Intermezzi op. 117
F. Liszt Aprés une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Grigory Sokolov

Grigory Sokolov ofrecerá su recital en el Ciclo de Grandes Intérpretes he 6 June 2016
This action will replace which should have been held tomorrow 5 April at the National Auditorium, canceled at the last minute due to illness of the artist.

Concert Program 6 June 2016
Arabic op. 18
First and major on. 17

2 Nocturnes op. 32
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, On. 35

Sokolov was born in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) in 1950. It was there that he trained musically at the conservatory and gave his first recital in the city to the 12 years. With only 16 He won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and his candidacy was defended by jury president, Emil Gilels. But, while numerous winners of the contest in other editions set out to quickly achieve world fame, Sokolov's trip was restricted. Other Soviet artists fled to the West in search of greater personal freedom, but the interpreter preferred to stay in Leningrad and focus on his art. It was only after the fall of the Iron Curtain that it began to enjoy wider international recognition.. He has worked with orchestras such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New York Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and Philharmonics Moscow and St. Petersburg. A few years ago he decided to dedicate his entire activity to recitals. A) Yes, He performs regularly at the Vienna Konzerthaus, la Philharmonie of Berlín, el Théâtre des Champs Elysees París, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Zurich Tonhalle, the Philharmonia Warsaw, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Milan Conservatory, the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, La Fenice in Venice, as well as rooms Munich, Hamburg, Barcelona, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lisboa, Luxembourg, el Festival Piano, Colmar Festival and the Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron. Sokolov es artista exclusivo de Deutsche Grammophon. After his debut on the label in 2015 with his Salzburg Recital, which was very successful and was the best-selling classical music album that season, his new album, that appeared in january, contains some of the last pieces of Schubert, como los Impromptus o la poderosa sonata de Beethoven, ‘Hammerklavier’. He has performed in 17 occasions in the Cycle of Great Performers and always transformed each concert into one of the sublime appointments on the calendar. Según comentó Rubén Amón después de su ultima aparición en el cartel de Scherzo, humanity is divided into two categories: "Those who heard Sokolov at the National Auditorium last night and those who didn't".

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Ivo Pogorelich

"Neither radical, or controversial. I do not have time to devote to these considerations. All I've tried always been play the piano well. I owe the public and I am fully aware of it ". IVO POGORELICH

Pianist Ivo Pogorelich returns next 2 February to cycle Great Performers of Scherzo to inaugurate its 21st season with a varied program that includes works by Liszt, Schumann, Brahms Y Stravinsky in the National Auditorium. The program this year includes 11 concerts and the next one will be in charge of Lang Lang he 1 of March.

Born in Belgrade in 1958, Ivo Pogorelich received his first piano class at the age of seven and at the age of twelve he moved to Moscow to study at the Central School of Music and later at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 1976 began intensive studies with the famous pianist and teacher Aliza Kezeradze, who have you been married to since 1980 until his premature death in 1996. In 1978 Ivo Pogorelich won the Casagrande International Competition in Terni (Italy) and in 1980 the Montreal Music International. But nevertheless, It was an award that the one that made him world famous did not get. In 1980 entered the legendary Warsaw Chopin competition, where his elimination in the third round unleashed a fierce controversy that attracted the attention of the entire musical world to the artist.

Since its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1981, the performances of Ivo Pogorelich have caused a sensation in all the great concert halls of the world, both in Europe and the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Israel. He has been invited to play with numerous large orchestras, like the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, all the great formations in London, as well as the Chicago and Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the Paris Orchestra. Wherever it touches, his superb performances confirm the originality of his talent and intellect. The New York Times has published: “Play every note exactly, with such a feeling, such expression, that becomes a full orchestra”.
In season 2015/2016, Pogorelich has given several recitals in Warsaw, Dubrovnik, Montreux, Oxford, Colonia, Stuttgart, Munich, Paris and other European cities.

The pianist supports numerous young musicians. In 1986 established a foundation in Croatia to raise funds to provide scholarships for young artists to continue their studies abroad. In 1994, Pogorelich created a foundation in Sarajevo to raise funds to build a maternity hospital. Offers many benefit concerts to support, for example, to the Red Cross, or to fight against diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. One of his goals has been and continues to be to help young artists by giving master classes around the world. In 1988 was named by UNESCO “Goodwill Ambassador”.

Ivo Pogorelich has recorded for German Grammophon a considerable discography full of repertoires that range from baroque to classical and romantic music or also that of the 20th century. The results obtained have been impressive. So much so that many people consider him a legend. In March 2015, Deutsche Grammophon has released the Pogorelich Complete Recordings box with 14 extraordinary albums, which has been awarded the French Diapason d'Or.

Triumphant in his youth, retired to save a necessary mental break and in recent seasons back on stage, Pogorelich continues to be one of the most passionate pianists on the world scene due to the unpredictability of his performances.

PROGRAM OF THE CONCERT OF 2 FEBRUARY, National Music Auditorium, 19:30h
After a reading from Dante. Fantasia quasi-sonata, S161 / 7
Fantasy for Piano in C Major, on. 17
Three movements of Petrushka
Variations on a Theme by Paganini in A minor, op.35

Jordi Savall

Two centuries of instrumental stroll through Europe. That suggests this program Jordi Savall leading his. The richness and variety of the Western legacy, their contact points and their disagreements are perfectly caught in this repertoire of dances, glosses and fantasies of Venice and Naples just after touring Spain, England, France and Germany in a coming and going of periods and styles, that the same stops at the Spanish vihuela viola in English, in the French lute in the key Italian. A color map, rhythms and harmonies with the ever imaginative style master Igualada.

Jordi Savall is one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation. It gives to the world for over fifty years ago musical wonders abandoned in the darkness of indifference and neglect. Dedicated to the research of these ancient music, reads and interprets them with his viola da gamba, or as director. His activities as a concert, educator, researcher and creator of new projects, musical and cultural, place it among the main architects of the phenomenon of revaluation of historical music. He is the founder, together with Montserrat Figueras, los grupos musicales Hesperion XXI (1974), La Capella Reial de Catalonia (1987) y Le Concert des Nations (1989), with which explores and creates a universe of emotions and beauty projects to the world and to millions of music lovers. Con una participación Fundamental in the película Alain Corneau All matins du monde (Cesar for best soundtrack), an intense concert activity (140 concerts a year) and record (6 annual recordings) and creation with Montserrat Figueras his own label ALIA VOX 1998, Jordi Savall shows that early music does not necessarily have to be elitist and interest to an audience of all increasingly diverse and numerous ages. His enormous work in performing concerts and recordings is, in the words of critic Allan Kozinn in The New York Times (2005), a matter "not only music recovery, but rather creative resuscitation ". Throughout his career he has recorded and edited over 230 discs repertoires of medieval music, Renaissance, Baroque and classicism with special attention to Hispanic and Mediterranean musical heritage; a deserving production of multiple distinctions, as Midem Awards, International Classical Music y Grammy. Their concert programs have made music an instrument of mediation for peace and understanding between peoples and cultures and sometimes faced. She not in vain was named in the 2008 He was named "Ambassador of the European Union for intercultural dialogue", and together with Montserrat Figueras were designated the two "Artists for Peace" within the program "Goodwill Ambassadors" of UNESCO. Include its participation in the discovery and representation of Una cosa rara and buon cuore di burbero Il Vicent Martín i Soler. He also directed Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in the representations of L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, the Farnace and Il Teuzzone of Antonio Vivaldi and Orfeo ed Euridice by Johann Joseph Fux.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI Lachrimae Antiquae
National Music Auditorium in Madrid
Chamber Hall, 21 from January, 19.30h.

The musical Europe
Italian Venetian Renaissance dances
We anonymous
Re Pavana
Galliarda the Traditora
the Todescho
Elizabethan Consort Music
John Dowland (1563-1626)
Lachrimae Pavan (1596)
The King of Denmark Galliard (1605)
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
In Appointments 4
William Brade (1560-1630)
A Scottish dance (1617)
Dances and variations of Spain and Portugal
Luys Milan (1500-1561)
Pavana y gallarda
Antonio de Cabezon (1510-1566)
Differences on the Lady sues you
Diego Ortiz (1510-1570)
Romanesque Moderno y Passamezzo
Pedro de San Lorenzo (s. XVII)
1st tone work
Music for King Louis XIII
We anonymous (Philidor)
Pavane Early War and Gaillarde
Sarabanda a l’italien
Current Queen of England
Packed with Avignonez
Music from Germany
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
alloy V
Courant Dolorosa IX
Galliard Battaglia XXI
Music of the Baroque Europe
Henry Purcell
Fantasia XII
Joan Cabanilles (1644-1712)
Italian current
Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
German y Tripla
Guillaume Dumanoir (1615-1697)
Antonio Valente (ca.1565-1580)
Neapolitan perky


The Cuarteto Quiroga Y Javier Perianes interpret the next 26 in January National Auditorium and the day 27 at Palau de la Musica in Barcelona quintets with piano Enrique Granados Y Joaquin Turina, works recorded for the label mundi harmony on a disc that was released last November and has garnered extraordinary critical in different specialized media worldwide. This is the first recording of these pieces by Spanish performers within a stamp of international prestige.
We had to wait more than seventy years to hear, under the same recording, unfrequented three pieces of great Spanish masters. The form two quintets born in the early creative stages of Granados (1867-1916) and Turina (1882-1949) written with 12 years apart for more than a century. The works marked the recognition of both musicians both nationally and internationally.
Over the coming months the project will be presented in one of the temples of chamber music, Wigmore Hall in London.
Criticism has welcomed with great acclaim and the album has been highlighted as exceptional in the magazine Scherzo, He has received the Pizzicato Supersonic Award and recognized as one of the best albums 2015 Miami Classics and NDR Radio.

National Music Award 2012, Javier Perianes has been described as "a pianist with impeccable and refined taste, endowed with an extraordinary sound warmth " (The Telegraph). His international career spans five continents, with presence in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, el Théâtre des Champs Elysées in París, la Philharmonie of Berlín, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory or the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
The season 2015-16 Perianes includes concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler, Paris Chamber Orchestra there Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Carnegie Hall), and a month of touring with various formations by Australia and New Zealand.
His previous concert season, highlights several prestigious debuts among which include the Orchester de Paris, Washington National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony y BBC Scottish. Invited by many leading directors in the world, Perianes has worked with teachers as Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniel Harding, Yuri Temirkanov, Juanjo Mena, Lopez Cobos, Josep Pons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Dausgaard Y Vasily Petrenko.
It is an exclusive artist label harmonia mundi. His album dedicated to Failure, It is including Nights in the Gardens of Spain and a selection of pieces for piano, He was nominated for a Latin Grammy 2012. More recently it hits the market a live recording of the Piano Concerto Grieg with the BBC Symphony Orchestra Sakari Oramo and teacher. The Gramophone magazine pointed:"You have to be really brave to record the Grieg Piano Concerto […] but the young virtuoso interpretation of Spanish Javier Perianes is a brilliance and boldness such that virtually erases the memories of the past ".

Cuarteto Quiroga
The Cuarteto Quiroga, resident in charge of the palatal collection of Stradivarius decorated the Royal Palace of Madrid group, It is considered one of the most unique groups and assets of the new European generation. It is internationally recognized among critics and audiences by the strong personality of his character as a quartet and its bold and refreshing interpretations, Besides his work in search of new audiences and meetings in alternative scenarios as factories, prisons and hospitals.
Awarded in several international competitions for string relevant formations (Bordeaux, Borciani, Beijing, Genéve, Fnapec-Paris, Palau de Barcelona ...), the quartet is common at major venues and festivals in Europe and America, with outstanding presence at Lincoln Center New York, Wigmore Hall London, Philarmonie Berlin, Frick Collection New York, Da Camera Los Angeles, Heidelberg spring, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen in Rotterdam, Madrid National Auditorium, Nybrokajen Stockholm, Les Invalides in Paris, Barcelona auditors, Gonfallone Rome, Liceo de Cámara Madrid, Bilbao Philharmonic, Martinu Hall Prague, Musical Fortnight Donostiarra, Kaisersaal Frankfurt, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Teatro Solís Montevideo, National Gallery Washington DC), and his concerts have been recorded and broadcast by National Radio of Spain (RNE), RadioFrance, BBC3, Rai, MezzoTv, RadioSueca-P2, SWR2, WDR3, Sony…
In 2007 They received the "Critical Eye" Award, It is given annually by National Radio of Spain. Deeply involved with the teaching of chamber music, every summer master classes taught at the International Music Course Llanes. They are responsible for the Chair of String Quartet of the Conservatory of Music of Aragon and regularly invited to give master to the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and conservatories and universities in Spain classes, Holland, Sweden, Colombia, US and Arab Emirates.
According to The New York Times style it is "exquisite, with fresh interpretations, precise and perfectly balanced, drawn with consistently warm tones ".

Quartet members QUIROGA
Aitor Hevia, violin
Cibrán Sierra, violin
Josep Puchades, viola
Helena Poggio, violoncello


“Beautifully played by Javier Perianes and Cuarteto Quiroga.”
Stephen Pritchard, The Guardian

“Javier Perianes was inexorable and the Quartet Quiroga engrave together. You know what share: his interpretive concept, the intuition, a discreet intelligence and tenacity. ”
Luis Suñén, Revista Scherzo

“A strong and supple bond of ensemble…luminous, animated, sensitive performance.”
Lionel Salter, Gramophone

“The musicians breathe life, light and chiaroscuro to this music (…) interpretations full of skill and sensitivity.”
Annette Morreau, BBC Music Magazine

“The interpretations presented both works with more light.”
Michael Dervan, The Irish Times

“Disk interpretations are simply extraordinary. The flight Quartet and pianist, sometimes without engine, runs on perfectly parallel lines; understanding and complicity is complete, and delivery of the five musicians to the cause is truly admirable.”
Pedro Gonzalez Look, Beckmesser

“Justice has been done, Perianes - superb record in his first collaboration camarística - and Quiroga - a new eximio quartet to follow - Saldan debt with their compatriots with a disc where both composers as interpreters confirm the virtues of a prodigiously mature youth. An excellent surprise that validates that critical recommendation "Buy this album". You will not regret.”
Sebastian Spreng, Miami Classic

“The sonorous elegance of Javier Perianes the piano and talent arollador Boys Quartet Quiroga Levan pentagrams to the summit.”
Juan García – Rico, Expansion


A total of 11 concerts - Nine piano recitals and two extraordinary with Lang Lang or countertenor Philippe Jaroussky-, in addition to 3 master classes by, for now, Paul Lewis and Till Fellner for students of the Royal Conservatory of Music, celebrate 20 year cycle of the Scherzo Great Performers Foundation, sponsored by El País.

Throughout these two decades, a total of 71 pianists have performed within the programming in the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, In almost 200 concerts, consolidating it as one of the best cycles in its specialty, according to the participants themselves. Something that can also attest to more than 300.000 people who have attended and enjoyed sessions for history offered by Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Grigori Sokolov, Alfred Brendel, Maria Joao Pires, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ivo Pogorelich, Christian Zacharias, Pierre-Laurent Aimard ...Or the Spaniards who have also made it great, case of Alicia de Larrocha, Joaquín Achúcarro, Josep Colom, Javier Perianes, Cristina Bruno O Rosa Torres-Pardo.

According Patrick Alfaya, current artistic director:”The new cycle of 2016 combines very media stars, how can they be Lang Lang O Philippe Jaroussky, with interpreters whose career has been and is away from the media, how can it be Richard Goode. As in other years, we seek a wide and diverse palette of high-quality artists. And as in many other years, we introduce a new pianist to the series: is the case of Alexander Tharaud”. To define the essence of Great Interpreters, Alfaya states: “It has marked two decades; it is like a picture of the piano with capital letters from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries ".

A thursday 18 April 1996, to 19:30 in the National Auditorium, works by Bach, Chopin Y Stravinsky at the hands of Sokolov. The Russian was the first of a series of artists who inaugurated that new series of pianists in Madrid. The cycle, then directed by Antonio Moral and today by Patrick Alfaya, It has not stopped until today and saw the light in the environment of the Scherzo magazine. The specialized publication had been founded a few years earlier and launched by a group of classical music fans, from different professional sectors. All of them were united by a common goal: passion for music, and specifically for the piano.

When this adventure began, no one knew how long it would last or where it would lead. A path was started with a clear goal: bring music closer to the greater part of society, attempting to circumvent both economic and cultural barriers. The resources available were scarce. But nevertheless, From the first moment, the public reaction was magnificent. The support of the Madrid audience, righ now, which gave wings to the cycle. It allowed him without any kind of subsidy from public institutions -as continues to happen- a long survival to which the newspaper El País joined as invaluable support and with an annual sponsorship. Through this medium, The three master classes at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid can be followed in the new program. They join those offered last season by Nikolai Lugansky and Fazil Say, on the same stage.

The success of the Cycle of Great Performers allowed accumulating experience and a small economic surplus that it was decided to use to help young pianists. This is how in 2002 the Young Interpreters cycle was born, through which they have passed 48 pianists Javier Perianes, Paul Lewis, Yuja Wang, Alexei Volodin, Betrand Chamayou or brothers Victor and Luis del Valle, Today already established.

In the year 2001, it was decided to create the Scherzo Foundation with the aim of managing both cycles more effectively. Through the new initiative, other activities related to classical music were started. Thus arose, in collaboration with the publishing house Antonio Machado Libros, a collection with various music essay publications, as well as the edition of some discs.

20 years later, after a payroll with more than 70 pianists for the Cycle of Great Interpreters and close to 200 concerts that have also included groups such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Galician Symphony or other types of recitals and concerts with artists such as Juan Diego Flórez or Gustavo Dudamel with the Simon Bolívar Orchestra.

We hope we have achieved part of our objectives, having contributed to bringing classical music closer to society, have given support in the development of their careers to emerging pianists. As well, how not, have satisfied the expectations of all those to whom we owe: the public of the cycle of Great Interpreters, organized by the Scherzo Foundation.

A loyal audience, what has made these possible 20 years, through an organization that represents one of the few non-profit private Spanish cultural institutions, whose full profits have gone to support musical initiatives.

Thank you all very much for having accompanied us on this journey.


Next Tuesday 19 masterclass will take place the Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky with students Royal Conservatory of Music and the next day, 20 October, will offer his recital in cycle Great Performers of Scherzo to 19:30 hours in the National Music Auditorium.
According to 'The Guardian’ Lugansky is “a mixture of lyricism, brilliance and good sense of boldness”. Nikolai Lugansky has emerged as a pianist of extraordinary intensity and versatility. Demonstrates sensitivity and refinement playing Mozart already Schumann, while boasts an impressive virtuosity Rachmaninov Y Prokofiev.

It appears regularly in some of the most prestigious festivals in the world, including the London BBC Proms, La Roque d’Anthéron, Verbier, and the Edinburgh International Festival. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, Bamberg Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra and St. Petersburg, among many. In the chamber music format, stands out as usual accompanist Vadim Repin Y Leonidas Kavakos. His albums have achieved the Echo Classic Award, as well as the Diapason D'or and Exceptional Scherzo.

He has served previously on three occasions in the Great Performers Cycle, for editions 2003, 2004 Y 2013.
For many, it comes more and better pianist who has grown in recent years. Its powerful virtuosity and programs represent a coherent sum of rediscoveries and new repertoire.

Program 20 October 2015 – National Music Auditorium – 19:30h
FRANCK (transcr. BAUER) Prelude, Fugue and Variation, On. 18
SCHUBERT Sonata in C minor, D. 958
GRIEG Three Lyric Pieces


Secretary of State for Culture, José María Lassalle, along with the director general of INAEM, Montserrat Iglesias and Antonio Moral, director Center National Broadcasting Musical (CNDM), They have presented at a press conference season 15/16 This center. CNDM is a unit of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), proposed, for it is his sixth season, a varied program that keeps his spirit to recover and spread our vast historical heritage and popular music of the cultured root as flamenco and jazz, incentivize the current membership and attract new audiences to classical music, or less frequent genres, through various activities organized autonomously or in collaboration with several national and international institutions.

This season 2015/16 It is composed of a total of 244 activities organized different from the 12 September 2015 al 29 June 2016. The program will take place in Madrid and in other 18 Spanish cities 8 different regions, to which must be added an American city (Bogotá) and another Portuguese (Elvas) concerts, educational sessions, music academies, interpretation courses, master classes, roundtables and lectures by outstanding performers and creators. Specific, of the 190 concerts organized in the season, 100 concerts will take place outside the Spanish capital.

Besides 10 traditional cycles Madrid (Baroque universe -Sinfónica and Camera-, Liceo de Cámara XXI, Series 20/21, Borders, Andalucía Flamenca, Jazz at the Auditorium, Counterpoint Summer, Lied and Bach Vermouth) and the 2 cycles of historical music of Leon (City Hall and FIOCLE); CNDM collaborate with 77 public and private institutions throughout the Spanish geography with the cycles of contemporary music in Alicante, Santiago de Compostela and Badajoz; Baroque cycles of Oviedo and Salamanca and stable cooperation with the cities of Burgos (Cultural Cordón), Segovia (Foundation Juan de Borbon), Cáceres (Conservatory) and international music festivals in Granada, Sevilla, Úbeda-Baeza and Zamora. CNDM this season sets new alliances with the Directorate General of Cultural Policy and Industries and the Book (Santa Teresa centenary), the Universities of Navarra, Sevilla and Valencia and the city of Ávila.

For the first time in the history of the center, our activities go beyond our borders with concerts in Bogotá and a course on the "History of a soldier" by Stravinsky at the Conservatory of Elvas (Portugal). The first institutional collaboration of international character that will carry out the CNDM and open this new season, will take place in Bogotá, in coproduction with the International Festival of Sacred Music of the Colombian capital, reference event in early music. They will 9 concerts of music from the colonial era (Sixteenth and eighteenth centuries), composed on both sides of the Atlantic by five Spanish teams and one Colombian, and two recitals of flamenco singer Archangel and violagambista Jordi Savall. It is to publicize in the American capital a part of the cycle that has already performed two seasons in ten Spanish cities, under the slogan "Sones de ida y vuelta" and now will travel to Colombia to be part of a broader international multireligious character contest, unique in Latin America, covering all ages, styles and genres, both classical music and traditional.

Figures created last year under the name of residents are embodied in this course pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias Artist in residence (with presence in our Chamber cycles Liceo, Counterpoint Summer and the International Festival of Music and Dance in Granada) and Alfredo Aracil as Resident Composer (Madrid musician released two commissions: opera without voices Always / Still, project carried out by the designer Alberto Corazón in Pamplona and Santiago de Compostela and a work for cello which will come in Alicante, and a third part 2001 that will ring in Madrid, Segovia and Alicante).

Among the commemorations, This year we will celebrate the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) with two concerts in Madrid and Granada as an alibi to recover the musical pulse of a golden age; he 500 birth anniversary Santa Teresa de Jesus (1515-1582) the recovery of an unpublished oratory Carlo Badia, which will be offered first in our country in Avila, Salamanca and Leon Cathedral; the third anniversary of the death of the great composer alcarreño Sebastian Duron (1660-1716), who we dedicate a program with unpublished works of the Cathedral of Segovia, where his scores more than four hundred and ninetieth anniversary of the master are preserved Pierre Boulez (1925) three reference works from his chamber music catalog: The master without hammer, Pound for Quator there I drift, which they will be performed in Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and Badajoz.

In point of historical music is remarkable the retrieval and dissemination of a wide sample of our rich and extensive heritage from the Middle Ages to the late Baroque. They will recover from oblivion 80 new works (70 in the previous season), They remained unpublished until now many of them premiere in modern times by composers such as José de Nebra, Cristobal de Morales, Francisco Brusa, Juan Manuel de la Puente, Pere Rabassa, Vicente Basset, Antonio Ripa, Pascual Juan Valdivia O Juan Antonio Aragüés plus some anonymous works and other native composers and assets in Latin America as Gutierrez Fernandez Hidalgo, Luis Misón, Antonio Guerrero, Domenico Zipoli O José Cascante. These openings are distributed among 14 Spanish cities (Madrid, In addition to the own cycles of Leon, Oviedo and Salamanca; co-production or collaboration with international festivals of Granada, Sevilla, Úbeda, Baeza and Zamora and occasional concerts in Ávila, Burgos, Cáceres, Segovia and Valencia) and American Capital, Bogotá, reaching the figure of 63 different programs versus 27 in Madrid, which is a firm commitment to decentralize the musical activity CNDM.

The music of our time will, as usual, preferential attention to the organization of 44 concerts, spread over 4 Spanish cities within the Series cycles 20/21 and Liceo de Cámara XXI in Madrid (with 21 prèmieres), Current series Alicante (8 concerts and 8 premieres) The contemporary Days of Santiago de Compostela (16 concerts and 13 premieres), Current Badajoz (7 concerts and 8 premieres) and an opera without voices of world premiere in Pamplona. Total, They will be released 51 new scores, 21 of them commissioned by the CNDM. The list of composers, mostly nationals, which premiered works, generational covers a wide range of different trends and styles, with names like Alfredo Aracil, Luis de Pablo, Antón García Abril, Jesus Gonzalez, Manuel Rodeiro, Jose Rio-Pareja, Juan Cruz-Guevara, Mosquera Federico Martinez, Jacobo Durán-Loriga, Laura Vega, Joan Arnau Pàmies, Ramón Paus, Irene Galindo, Carlos Cruz de Castro, Charles Augustine, Ramon Humet, Sebastián Mariné, Illumined Pérez Frutos Y Joan Magrané, that we must unite the international teachers Lera Auerbach, Sarah Nemtsov Y Steffen Schleiermacher. The auditorium 400 (Nnchhahris) It will remain the experimental laboratory and host CNDM 12 musical events that contain, at least, a world premiere in its program. Of the 60 scheduled in that space works, 37 They belong to the twenty-first century which will allow us to deepen the current state of musical creation. Among the guest performers, the vast majority are national groups and soloists from different autonomous communities and are very committed to contemporary creation.

Successful cycle continues with the complete works for organ J.S. Bach, at its two locations: Leon Cathedral (Bach in the Cathedral) and the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium (Bach Vermouth, Madrid real surprise of musical life in the previous season, who he has broken schemes and has beaten the most optimistic forecasts for such public recital and has become a social phenomenon) ten other essential names of international organistic world. the work undertaken since the beginning of CNDM to disseminate and add value to the music of popular root is also consolidates, are as Flamenco, whose cycle in Madrid saw out the locations of all concerts in the previous season, and Jazz series or Borders, so well received that dispense them younger audiences. The Liceo de Cámara XXI, who joined since last season programming CNDM, will pay more attention to the music of the great composers of classicism and romanticism, without forgetting the most representative musicians of the twentieth century. Lied Cycle, now in its twenty-second edition, It will continue to have the best voices that cultivate this special genre and have turned Madrid into one of the international reference centers.

Education takes, as in the past year, paramount importance 54 various activities spread throughout six Spanish cities and Portuguese, co-produced by 5 Spanish universities (Oviedo, Lion, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela and Complutense de Madrid) five music conservatories in the Iberian Peninsula (Alicante, Badajoz, Madrid, Oviedo and Elvas in Portugal), two schools of secondary Community of Madrid (the fifth edition of Education Project, coordinated by the teacher Fernando Palacios) and Goethe-Institut (with the conference "Interactions XXI", dedicated to musical creation in both countries). At the University of Salamanca will take place, for the third year, an intensive program of lectures and workshops interpretation, crosscutting, in the field of ancient and baroque music "historically informed", within the Academy of Ancient Music of this prestigious University. In the Auditorium of León will be held in March 2016 the V Baroque Vocal Performance Course, which annually distributes the director and harpsichordist Eduardo López Banzo.

CNDM has a special interest in encouraging and promoting the incorporation of new audiences different informative and educational programs. Very particularly focuses on young people under 26 years for developing a wide range of possibilities, including offers important advantages in acquiring inputs or fertilizers, especially through the ticketing program Last Minute (a discount 60%) and stable agreements with numerous schools for students, actively participating in courses and cycles, coproduced together, they can attend free concerts and other activities organized by the center in different Spanish cities. Following the initiative born last year, this season will also benefit from discount Last Minute unemployed and prove that the discount remains of 20% for all students, large families and older 65 years.


One of the great divas of the violin, Viktoria Mullova, It presented on Tuesday 17 of March, in the Chamber Hall of National Music Auditorium in Madrid, his new album Stradivarius in Rio, within the FRONTERAS cycle of CNDM (National Dissemination Center Musical). On stage he will be accompanied by her husband, cellist Matthew Barley; guitarist João Luís Nogueira Pinto Y Paul Clarvis to percussion. The program, made up of classics of Brazilian music, includes themes of Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Marisa Mountain, Zequinha de Abreu Y Claudio Nucci.

Mullova's idea to record the Brazilian songs of Stradivarius in Rio was born in the course of various informal concerts with friends over the last few years.. Little by little it took shape and Mullova formed the group to include the guitarist from Rio., Carioca Freitas, cellist Matthew Barley and two percussionists: the Brazilian Luiz Guello and Paul Clarvis, with whom he previously collaborated on two non-classical music albums. In August 2013 took the group to Rio de Janeiro to record the album in three exciting afternoons and their concert within the current CNDM season is their live performance in Madrid. Mullova comments that: “People ask me why I have carried out such a different project and recorded an album of Brazilian music. The answer is very simple: I love that music. Stradivarius in Rio is my third ‘non-classical’ work., but this is the first project that I have carried out on my own, from choosing songs to convincing some of my favorite musicians to collaborate with me ". The Stradivarius to which the title alludes is his Stradivarius of 1723 Jules Falk.

Viktoria Mullova (Moscow, 1959) studied at the Central School of Music and the Moscow Conservatory. His extraordinary talent attracted international attention when he won first prize at the Helsinki Sibelius Competition in the year 1980 and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in the year 1982, that was followed, in the year 1983, for his exile to the West. Since then he has performed with most of the orchestras, most important directors and festivals in the world. She is famous throughout the world for being a violinist with exceptional versatility and musical integrity.. Her musical curiosity leads her to interpret and explore works ranging from baroque to contemporary music, experimental and fusion. Her interest in a genuine approach has led her to collaborate with musical groups such as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment., Il Giardino Armonico, Venice Baroque, the Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra y Academia Byzantine, group with whom he has recently recorded a Bach concert CD. He maintains a close collaboration with the harpsichord player Ottavio Dantone, with whom he has made several tours and recorded the program "Todo Bach", that Tim Ashley commented in these terms in ‘The Guardian’: Hearing Mullova play the music of Bach is, simply, one of the most sublime experiences within our grasp… ”Her recording of Bach's solo sonatas and partitas represent an important milestone in Viktoria's personal journey in music. The recording has received extraordinary reviews which has led Viktoria to tours of several seasons giving recitals of Bach. His forays into creative music began in the year 2000 with the album Through the Looking Glass in which he performed popular music, jazz and pop with arrangements by Matthew Barley. His exploration continues with his second album The Peasant Girl., a project with the Matthew Barley Ensemble that he also presented two years ago in Madrid with the help of the CNDM. This project showed its peasant roots in Ukraine and explored the influence of gypsy music on the genres of classical music and jazz in the 19th century. 20. His next dates include concerts with the Hallé, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, French National Orchestra and a tour with The Age of Enlightenment Orchestra in the United States and the United Kingdom. Viktoria will also offer recitals with Katia Labèque throughout Europe and South America.

Anne Sofie von Otter

Swedish mezzosoprano Anne Sofie von Otter (Stockholm, 1955) has shown on countless occasions his artistic transversality, as recently she linked him to one of the great leaders of contemporary jazz, the pianist Brad Mehldau. The repertoire of this remarkable hybrid disc, Love Songs, podría servir de justo prólogo emocional a este nuevo proyecto con el que ahora se presenta en el National Music Auditorium, Sweet France, accompanied by her inseparable pianist Bengt Forsberg y arropada por la viola de Tamestit y el acordeón de Bengan Janson. Desde el título genérico del espectáculo, con ese claro guiño a Charles Trenet, se advierte esa invitación a viajar diagonalmente por parte de la cultura musical francesa, a través de autores como Ferré, Debussy, Ravel o Prévert, among others.

Anne Sofie von Otter mezzosoprano sueca, esta considerada una de las mejores cantantes de su generación. Su larga y exclusiva relación con el sello discográfico Deutsche Grammophon ha brindado gran cantidad de magnificas grabaciones y numerosos premios, incluyendo el Premio Internacional Record Critics (grabación artista del año), un premio Grammy (mejor actuación vocal clásica) por Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn , el Diapason d ´Or por la grabación de canciones Suecas junto a Bengt Forsberg su inseparable pianista acompañante. Ha colaborado además con la leyenda del pop Elvis Costello en el disco For the Stars y en octubre de 2010 lanzó su primera grabación con el sello Naïve , Love Songs , con el reconocido pianista de jazz Brad Mehldau . Su disco Sogno Barocco en 2012, una colección de arias, escenas y duetos de música barroca italiana , con Leonardo García- Alarcón y Cappella Mediterranea fue nominado para un premio Grammy.
Su cuarto disco con Naïve , Sweet France , se publicó en noviembre de 2013. Grabaciones de ópera de referencia de Anne Sofie von Otter incluyen Le nozze di Figaro bajo Levine, Idomeneo , La clemenza di Tito y Orfeo y Euridice con John Eliot Gardiner, Ariodante de Haendel y Hercules bajo la batuta de Marc Minkowski y Ariadne auf Naxos con Giuseppe Sinopoli.

Anne Sofie von Otter
Bengt Forsberg, piano
Bengan Janson, accordion
Lawrence Power, viola
Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Chamber Hall
Thursday 14 from December, 19.30h.

isa Marcello

The last Sunday 23 of March, at 18pm, he National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) He is closing the current edition of its cycle BAROQUE UNIVERSE Symphony Hall in the National Music Auditorium with an unprecedented program in Spain: the version written in Rome 1720 Opera Tito Manlio from Vivaldi. To this end, it has had some of the leading voices of national and international baroque scene, he Concerto de´Cabalieri, directed by Marcelo on Lisa and voices Maria Espada, Ann Hallenberg, Vivica Genaux, Magnus Staveland Y Nerea Berraondo.
The recovery of a lost opera Tito Manlio (Version of Rome, 1720)
As it very well says Frédéric Delamea , "During Carnival 1719, being maestro di cappella of the Austrian prince Philipp von Hess-Darmstadt, governor of Mantua, Vivaldi composed the music for an opera to be performed at the Teatro de la Villa de Mantua. The opera was titled Tito Manlio and was composed on a libretto by the poet Matteo Noris. this booklet, which he was put to music for the first time 1696 in Villa de Pratolino Florence, He had already obtained a huge success by the theaters of Venice, Ferrara, Livorno, Naples, Genoa, Verona, Reggio or Turín.
The success of the work was due both to music and to the libretto, which cast a whole new light on the tragic opposition between the Roman consul and his son Tito Manlio, as it narrated by Livy, through a frame cleverly constructed around the shadows and highlights of Vertus romaines, founding and unifying values ​​of the young Republic. Thus, It was almost natural for the following year, 1720, the Teatro della Pace in Rome made to Vivaldi, and Red Priest, his first Roman custom, to compose a new opera Tito Manlio on, based on the same libretto by Matteo Noris music but totally new and different from the composite Mantua.
The invitation was received by Vivaldi, anyway, particular conditions: Vivaldi accepted, but according to common practice of the time the opera was written in collaboration with two brilliant Roman composers, Gaetano Boni and Giovanni Giorgi, who made important contributions to opera. Vivaldi was commissioned to write the music for the third Act of this new Tito Manlio, but he certainly supervised the other two acts, respectively entrusted to Boni and Giorgi.
Unlike the Mantua score, the music of Tito Manlio of Rome was unfortunately lost, but its musical wake has come down to us through a recent discovery of three collections of arias in Rome copied and kept in various libraries in Europe that made it possible to revive the opera. Today it is possible to identify more than twenty arias, two duets and a choir, that offer a vivid and enthusiastic image of this work and allow its reconstruction in the form of a recital of arias and ensembles, respecting the dramatic chronology of the libretto.
The representation of this magnificent lost and recovered work is the occasion to reveal the last dramma per musica still unpublished by Vivaldi. This also allows, thanks to the reputation and fame of the famous Venetian, rescue from the shadow two brilliant Roman musicians forgotten but of whom, thanks to this collaboration, we can show his enormous talent. "
Although the work as a whole is extraordinary, without a doubt the genius was Vivlaldi, and so it is reflected in the significant differences between the first two acts, Boni and Giorgi, and the third, composed Vivladi. The arias, of extraordinary beauty and complexity in this third act, pose a challenge for interpreters.
Maria Espada, who played Vitellia, It has a uniform technically voice, high strength and expressiveness. Extremadura thrilled with some of the most beautiful arias of the work. A clear voice, smooth and full of nuances.
Alaskan-born mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux played Manlio. It is one of the strongest voices in the universe Baroque. His first aria was excessive reverberation, but it was less to more and gave a dramatic aria in the third act of great emotion. Mastered his instrument with great ease.
Ann Hallenberg, as Servilia, demonstrated mastery of acute records also demanded the character. Like the rest of the cast, he looked more in the arias of the third act, more complex and elaborate.
Norwegian tenor Magnus Staveland, He recreated a somewhat intemperate Tito to the beginning. Tuning their problems were resolved over the work until a final aria of great emotion.
Nerea Berraondo played Lucio. It was the surprise of the night. It has a long record, bright treble and bass cavernosa. Too bad his voice low volume, especially in agility, and the second of his two arias where little was heard. Is this an aspect, the voice volume, which can affect the career of a singer. Let's hope that is not the case with Nerea Berraondo since she has a beautiful instrument.

Madrid Sounds Familiar

As it is appreciated a week of music, not only full of music (it was time), but full of good music. Two examples of which we have been able to enjoy recitals soprano María Bayo Navarre, German baritone Andreas and Wolf. Both recitals organized by the SaludArte Foundation and the name MADRID ME SOUNDS, They have been responsible for various and numerous musical events in the capital.


Escuchando este recital se podía pensar que, maybe, la Sala de Cámara del Auditorio no era el recinto adecuado para la voz de María Bayo. Pero creo que la Sala Sinfónica y cualquier otra sala, por muy grande que fuera, habría sido llenada por su voz. Una voz amplia, consistente, irradiando alegría de manera contundente.

This time, Besides, María Bayo estuvo especialmente bien acompañada al piano. La complicidad y maestría de Rubén Fernández redondearon la voz de la soprano.

Un repertorio muy variado, dada la gran versatilidad de su instrumento. Comenzó con una selección de canciones alemanas de L. V. Beethoven. Un género menos conocido del compositor pero de una gran belleza. Continuó con Schubert y unas canciones alemanas más románticas.

La parte española del recital estuvo representada por unas canciones en catalán, del Maestro Frederic Mompou, sobre sonetos de Josep Janés. Y una selección de canciones de Antón García Abril, presente en la sala, Sobre poemas del granadino Antonio Carvajal. Terminó con canciones del Maestro cubano Ernesto Lecuona, del que ofreció además algunos bises.

23 of June
National Auditorium, Madrid
Chamber Hall
Maria Bayo, soprano
Rubén Fernández-Aguirre, piano


Toda una sorpresa este barítono alemán. Con una voz de gran extensión y claridad de timbre, comenzó con una selección de canciones de Schubert de gran belleza. Su pulido timbre crea una voz muy apropiada para el lieder. Continuó con canciones de Schumann, Hugo Wolf, del que ofreció un bis, Fauré y Duparc.

Se estrenó una obra de Bruno Dozza. Una ocurrencia compuesta expresamente para la ocasión que descolocó, tanto al público como al propio Wolf, que hizo lo que pudo, being very little what could be done.

It's a shame that, despite being all the seats sold out for days, too many lights appear in the stalls. This is something to take care of by the organization in future occasions that we hope will occur.

24 of June
Theaters Canal, Madrid
Green room
Andreas Wolf, baritone
Alexis Delgado, piano