Circe’s Consort presents 17th century Spanish songs of love, devotion, and jealousy sung in Spanish by soprano Rachel Elezi and played on baroque guitar by Annalisa Ewald. (English translation provided)
In the baroque era, 1600-1750, music became more emotionally expressive and laid the groundwork for opera. In the 17th century, Spain was a fascinating confluence of European and Moorish culture, which gave birth to unique and haunting music.
Composers represented include Sebastian Durón (1660-1776), a priest and the greatest composer of stage music of his era; José Marín (1619-1699), a brilliant composer and a de-frocked priest accused and then pardoned of many crimes; and Santiago de Murcia (1685-ci. 1732), Master of Guitar to the Spanish Queen.
This concert is free, with donations accepted.