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September 2020

Musical contrasts in Istanbul in the 18th century – Ferah Trio

September 19, 2020 - 8:30 pm
Athens University History Museum, Tholou 5
Athens, 105 56 Greece
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At the end of the 17th century Istanbul becomes a center of musical creation, since a creative ferment of musicians with diverse national and cultural backgrounds takes place. New musical forms in composition are being developed. Sultan Murad IV, the Polish Ali Ufki and the Roman tabor player Aggelis are some of the most important composers of that era. Around 1700 the works of Osman Dede and Prince Dimitrie Cantemir stand out and both composers…

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Handel: Sense and Sensibilty – Myrsini Margariti & Alex Mastichiadis

September 20, 2020 - 8:30 pm
Athens University History Museum, Tholou 5
Athens, 105 56 Greece
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Georg Friedrich Handel composed mostly vocal music and gained great reputation among the important European centers already from the first decades of the 18th century. In his collection Neun Deutsche Arien, nine art songs in german which praise the Nature and reflect Pietist beliefs, as well as in the french cantata Sans y penser and the spanish cantata No se emenderá jamás – one of the earliest examples of a secular Spanish cantata – the…

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