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Las Meninas - the Music behind the Painting

Hosted by the Consul of the Athens Art for All Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 10 Mar 21:00 - 22:30

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The long reign Protected content of Philip IV was characterized by the political, military and economic decline of Spain and social misery. At the same time, however, it was characterized by an incomparable flourishing of letters and arts, as he was a great lover of theater and music, as well as an enthusiastic collector of works of art. Many important creators of the Spanish Golden Age found a home in his courtyard, with the names of Pedro Calderόn de la Barca and Diego Velázquez standing out. But how was the music that dressed up Calderόn's performances or Velázquez listened to when creating some of his most important works?

The program is based on works by three composers who offered - directly or indirectly - their services to Philip: Juan Hidalgo Protected content , court musician and close collaborator of Calderόn, José Marín (c.1619– Protected content , cantor of the royal chapel and the most famous guitarist of the time of Gaspar Sanz (c.1640– Protected content , who is associated with Don Juan José de Austria, illegitimate son of Philip he had acquired with the actress María Calderόn.

Duration 70 minutes