Songs and Dances in the Shade of Mount Vesuvio.
– Anonymous: Madonna tu mi fai lo scorrucciato
– Andrea Falconieri: O Bellisimi Capelli
– Andrea Falconieri: Bella Fanciulla dal viso rosato
– Andrea Falconieri: Filli Cara et Amata
– Andrea Falconieri: Nudo arciero che si altero
– Andrea Falconieri: Bella porta di rubini
– Andrea Falconieri: Occhietti amati
– Andrea Falconieri: Segui, segui dolente core
– Giovanni Domenico da Nola: Fuggit’ Amore
– Giovanni Giacomo de Antiquis: Madonna, non so far tante parole
– Giovanni Giacomo de Antiquis: La carra feci porg´ogni speranza
– Giovanni Maria Trabaci: Il Galluccio
– Adrian Willaert: Vecchie Letrose
– Stefano Landi: A che mi fu egli
– Stefano Landi: Canta la Cicaletta
– Anonymous: L’uelh del vesent
– Anonymous: La vita ti parla (tarantella)
– Anonymous: eigen wijsheid/saffrana
– Anonymous: Marlene, l’etang
Just as St Clare’s Chapel looks down upon the Troja Chateau from the nearby hill in Prague, the charming city of Naples stretches under the surveillance of Mount Vesuvius. Santa Chiara – whose large monastery and church are situated at the heart of Naples – is, of course, the one who connects the two places.
In this programme, we will be invited to the vortex of the city’s musical life in the Baroque times. Our guides will be a foursome of exquisite musicians: English virtuoso on historical harps, Sarah Louise Ridy, Belgian soprano Lore Binon and her two compatriots, Jowan Merckx on the bagpipe and Sofie Vanden Eynde on theorbo.
They will take us on tour of the crooked alleys filled with music by Falconieri, Da Nola or Trabaci, all from Naples, and their art of improvisation will come in useful especially as they perform the comical villanellas that are so closely linked with Napule, as the locals call their city.