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.

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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.

Cuenca Religious Week

Of the 8 al 16 of April, Cuenca celebrates one of the oldest musical events of national music scene: The Religious Music Week, which this year reaches its edition number 56, with many new features, between them, new artistic director: The conductor Christopher Soler. Soler, He was musical director Teatro de la Zarzuela, It has designed an extensive program in order to "seduce and excite" the audience and interact with the city of Cuenca: "the smells, streets, Darkness. That is special ", Soler dixit.

The 56 SMR offer a total of 13 concerts, in which they will participate outstanding national and international performers like Choir of the King’s Consort Y Robert King (English choral masterpieces), Geoffrey Webber and the Caius College Choir (The St. Matthew Passion composer of Toledo Alonso Lobo, at 400 anniversary of his death), Minstrels and Schola Antiqua of Marsyas (Missa Pro Victoria), Y music Y Raúl Mallavibarrena, with works Palestrina, Orlando di Lasso Y Monteverdi.

True to his unconditional commitment to support and dissemination of music newly created, the 56 SMR will host the premiere of Cantos, work by Francisco Coll on behalf of the SMR, which will be interpreted by the Cuarteto Casals. The young Valencian composer, internationally recognized for his frequent commissions from the Royal Opera House, la London Symphony Orchestra o la Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, is the resident composer of this issue. further, It will premiere in Spain the ninth opera outstanding composer José María Sánchez-Verdú: chamber opera The garden of life, which could already see in Lugano, and that part of a libretto by the poet spiritual theme of Italian Switzerland Gilberto Isella, around the figure of the architect Gaudí. With musical direction Arturo Tamayo and stage director Alberto Jona, It will involve the Escolanía City of Cuenca. Within the varied program that proposed the new management led by Cristóbal Soler, we must highlight three musical events in collaboration with the University of Castilla-La Mancha, which will include the participation of Arturo Revert, Juan Angel Vela del Campo, Alberto González Lapuente Y Tomás Marco, among others; social activities (SMR Social) and Baroque Route, which links the baroque architectural ensemble of the city with the SMR.

Sánchez-Verdú will, Besides, awarded the honorary award "to the defense and dissemination of religious music" in the form of "individual", an award-ups, with which has also distinguished the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Choir, in the form of "grouping". RTVE Symphony, which will be the resident orchestra of this edition, It will offer three concerts as part of the 56 SMR: two symphonic and choral concerts under the baton of its current owner Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez (Stabat Mater Rossini A German y Brahms Requiem), and an extraordinary concert (Caritas charity) RTVE by the Choir, which together with the known songwriter Amancio Prada, will perform Spiritual Canticle, based on texts John of the Cross.

Aware that "Spain is a country that exports a lot of musical talent and is very aware of it", Cristóbal Soler founded the Academy for Advanced SMR Cuenca, formed by Orchestra, Chamber choir and soloist cast, who will perform the religious drama Lazarus, or the celebration of the resurrection D. 689 from Schubert, under the direction of José Sanchís, and will participate in a tour of several cities in Castilla-La Mancha during Easter. further, SMR Academy star in the series "Great oratorios and choral symphonic", with three concerts in June, October and November, in which they will perform works by Mozart Y Haydn.

SRC programming

King´s Consort

Aunque en sentido estricto escribiera una sola ópera, Henry Purcell se dedicó a la música teatral a lo largo de toda su carrera. Canciones y piezas instrumentales concebidas como música incidental llenaron infinidad de dramas de su época y al final de su vida, el compositor dejó cuatro obras en el género de la semiópera, un híbrido entre teatro musical y hablado. El rey Arturo es, junto a La reina de las hadas, la más popular de estas obras.

Un absoluto especialista en la obra purcelliana, Robert King, la ofrecerá junto a sus conjuntos y un elenco que reúne algunas de las mejores voces inglesas del momento.

Considerada una de las orquestas de instrumentos de época más importantes del mundo. Founded in 1980 by Robert King; the orchestra The King’s Consort y el Coro de The King’s Consort, han girado por los cinco continentes y su presencia es habitual en casi todos los países de Europa, Japan, Hong Kong y el extremo oriente, así como Norte y Sur América. 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.

Caben destacar siete apariciones en los BBC Proms, representaciones de la espectacular “Coronación del Rey Jorge II”, la reposición del veneciano “Lo Sposalizio”, la “Misa en Si menor” y la “Pasión según San Mateo” de Bach, “Elijah” de Mendelssohn por toda Europa, representaciones de “The Fairy Queen” de Purcell en España y Gran Bretaña, el concierto inaugural de las celebraciones del año Purcell en la TV de la BBC y el “Requiem” de Mozart en la Alhambra de Granada. Otras óperas llevadas a los escenarios han sido “Ottone” de Handel en Japón y Gran Bretaña, “Exio” de Handel en el Teatro de los Campos Elíseos de París y “The Indian Queen” de Purcell en el histórico teatro de Schwetzingen en Alemania. 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.
Recordings of The King's Consort have been widely praised, han recibido multitud de premios internacionales y vendido más de 1.500.000 de copias. La orquesta graba ahora para la marca VIVAT y está especializada en la música de Handel y Purcell; but its extensive catalog includes instrumental and choral music of composers from Albinoni to Zelenka, incluyendo la “Misa en Si menor” de Bach, la “Petite Messe Solennelle” de 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 también es reconocido por sus grabaciones de más de una docena de oratorios y operas de Handel. Other projects include the recording of sacred music of Monteverdi, ten volumes of the complete sacred music of Vivaldi, una grabación de “La Coronación del Rey Jorge”, la “Oda para Santa Cecilia” de Handel, “Requiem” de Michael Haydn (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.

Obras de Henry Purcell (1659-1695): King Arthur, WITH 628
Semiópera en cuatro actos con libreto de John Dryden (1691)

Robert King, director
Julia Doyle, soprano
Julie Cooper, soprano
Rebecca Outram, soprano
Daniel Auchincloss, tenor
James Oxley, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Matthew Brook, low

Madrid, National Music Auditorium
Symphony hall
Thursday, 06/11/14, 19:30h