EMD FESTIVAL

EMD FESTIVAL

On 21 March, for the first time, REMA is coordinating a day-long virtual festival, made of contributions by a selection of partners from across Europe. A new concert is released every hour, from 9am to 10pm CET: well-known pieces or musical discoveries spanning from the medieval period to early Romanticism, from solo pieces to opera, have been selected to represent the artistic skills of performers and ensembles of Europe and beyond. Last but not least, during the EMD Festival concert streams on Sunday 21 March, you can chat with the artists while you enjoy their performance!

 

On the general EMD map, look for the contributions with a distinctive pink pin.

 

 


Centro di Musica Antica della Fondazione Ghislieri, Pavia
Solitudine e libertà + Che si può fare? Solitudine e libertà
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Suite n.3 in C Major BWV 1009

Che si può fare?
Arias by LUIGI ROSSI, FRANCESCO CAVALLI, BARBARA STROZZI, GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI, ANTONIO CESTI and BENEDETTO FERRARI

with: Federico Toffano, cello
Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzosoprano
Michele Pasotti, lute



In partnership with GEMA
Italian sinfonie for cello NICOLA PORPORA
Sinfonia in C Major for Cello, Violins & Basso continuo

ANTONIO CALDARA
Sinfonia for cello solo in D major
Courtesy of CNDM

with: LA RITIRATA
Hiro Kurosaki, violin
Pablo Prieto, violin
Paz Alonso, cello
Ismael Campanero, violone
Pablo Zapico, theorbo
Daniel Oyarzabal, harpsichord
Josetxu Obregón, cello and artistic direction



Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes
Blessed Echoes Lute Songs by ALFONSO FERRABOSCO II, ROBERT JONES, THOMAS FORD, MICHAEL CAVENDISH, JOHN DOWLAND

with: PRÈS DE VOTRE OREILLE
Anaïs Bertrand, mezzosoprano
Paul Figuier, countertenor
Martial Pauliat, tenor
Nicolas Brooymans, bass
Thibaut Roussel, Renaissance lute and sistrum
Ronan Khalil, virginal
Marion Martineau, viola da gamba
Robin Pharo, viola da gamba and direction



Bach Chamber Music Festival Riga
RORATE CELI On the one hand – beautiful Gregorian and other medieval chant including early polyphony for instance Spanish sacred songs. On the other hand – improvisation for percussion acts as a bridge between times and styles.

IMPRESSION I
Rorate celi, antiphona
Veni Emmanuel, antiphona
In Rama sonat, cantus (XII.s.)
Santa Maria, strela do dia, cantiga (Alfonso el Sablo XII.s.)
Res est admirabilis, conductus (Cod. St. Martial, XII.s.)

IMPRESSION II
Respondemos, cantus
Benedicamus Domino, cantio (Cod. St. Martial, XII.s.)
Ingrediente Domino, responsorium

IMPRESSION III
Aurora velut fulgida, Hymnus
Uterus hodie, cantio
In Domino gaudeamus, Rihards Zaļupe

with: SCHOLA CANTORUM RIGA
Rihards Zalupe, percussion
Ivars Kalnins, percussion
Guntars Pranis, hurdy gurdy




in partnership with France Musique
Scarlatti – Pur nel sonno almen tal’ora This cantata was selected by France Musique, in the frame of their Scarlatti 555 project, for the complete sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.

with: LE CARAVANSÉRAIL
Bertrand Cuiller, harpsichord and direction
Rachel Redmond, soprano
Yoko Kawakubo and Anne Pekkala, violin
Bruno Cocset, cello
Bérangère Sardin, harp



Oude Muziek, Utrecht
The Argonauts, Quest for the Golden Fleece In 1419 Philip the Good inherits a realm stretching from Dijon to deep into the Netherlands. In 1430 he founds his Order of the Golden Fleece, which enables him to give form to and to maintain both his knightly ideals and his political relations. This legendary brotherhood provided Marnix De Cat and his singers with the inspiration for this programme: trumpets announce the arrival of the Duke and his retinue, and love’s praises are sung in refined chansons.

with: PLUTO ENSEMBLE
Marnix de Cat, direction



ECOS Festival, Sierra Espuña
A forgotten book – El Manuscrito de Totana The Totana Manuscript was found in 2018 and was presented at the Med&Ren of 2019 by Emilio Ros-Fábregras (CSIC). It has been only performed once at the “”Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro de Madrid”” (October 2020) and contents Spanish Renaissance music in a local manuscript copied (probably) in the XVIII century. It is a proof of the persistence of the Polyphony in the services of the XVII and XVIII centuries.

with: CANTORIA
Inés Alonso and Victoria Cassano, sopranos
Oriol Guimerá and Daniel Folqué, altos
Jorge Losana and Martí Doñate, tenors
Valentín Miralles and Juan Laborería, basses
Joan Seguí, organ
Jorge Losana, director



In partnership with Early Music America
Heavenly Queens CHIARA MARGARITA COZZOLANI
Alma Redemptoris Mater
O Gloriosa Domina
Monica, Bernardo Storace
O Dulcis Jesu
Venimus In Altitudinem Maris
Surgamus Omnes
Ave Mater Dilectissima

with: TENET VOCAL ARTISTS
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano and artistic direction
Molly Netter, soprano
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano
Elisa Sutherland, mezzo soprano
Adam Cockerham, theorbo
Jeffrey Grossman, chamber organ



Brighton Early Music
A Pastoral Journey – Highlights from BREMF@HOME-ACROSS THE EARTH GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL Andante from Sonata a5 in B flat major HWV 288
ARCANGELO CORELLI ARR. GEMINIANI Sonata in A major Op. 5 No. 9
ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI Two Allegros from Quartet for recorder, two violins and continuo in D major
FRANCESCO GEMINIANI The Lass of Peaty’s Mill
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 the ‘Pastoral’

with: ENSEMBLE AUGELLETTI
Olwen Foulkes, recorders
Ellen Bundy & Alice Earll, violin
Jam Orrell, viola
Carina Drury, cello
Harry Buckoke, gamba & double bass
Toby Carr, theorbo

POCKET SINFONIA
Rosie Bowker, flute
Eleanor Corr, violin
Mirjam Kammler, cello
Emil Duncumb, fortepiano




zamus / KGAM e.V., Köln
Mysteria Paschalia – An Alternative Passion //zamus: early music marathon A dialogue between Passover, the moving main Jewish festival, and the Christian Easter. Both are linked, as, according to the New Testament the death and resurrection of the Christ happened on Passover week. From this calendar closeness, PRISMA develops a concert idea that takes the ensemble from traditional and folk music from Israel to Christian-sacred music, to Egypt and Hungary, and even to Afro-American gospels.

with: ENSEMBLE PRISMA
Franciska Hajdu, violin
Elisabeth Champollion, recorder
Dávid Budai, viola da gamba
Alon Sariel, lute



National Forum of Music, Wrocław
Missa Dei Patris, Jan Dismas Zelenka JAN DISMAS ZELENKA
Missa Dei Patris ZWV 19

with: ENSEMBLE POLYHARMONIQUE:
Joowon Chung, Magdalene Harer, sopranos
Piotr Olech, Alexander Schneider (primus inter pares), altos
Johannes Gaubitz, Sören Richter tenors
Matthias Lutze, Cornelius Uhle basses

WROCŁAW BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Jarosław Thiel, artistic direction of Wrocław Baroque Orchestra



Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI
Stabat Mater
Courtesy of Associação Pró-Música da Póvoa de Varzim, FIMPV and RTPalco

with: DIVINO SOSPIRO
Raquel Camarinha, soprano
Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Massimo Mazzeo, direction



Concertgebouw Brugge
Bach’s Wohltemperirte Clavier JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier II, nos.13-24
with: Olga Pashchenko, harpsichord