The Secrets of Andalusia

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Lux Musicae London with Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde and Victoria Couper.

Victoria Couper – Soprano
Daniel Thomson – Tenor
Sophie Creaner – Recorders
Mirjam-Luise Muenzel – Recorders
Harry Buckoke – Viola da Gamba
Aileen Henry – Harp
Toby Carr – Lute
Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde – Flamenco Guitar

About the programme:

The origins of flamenco are in shadow. We know its musical influences date back to Islamic Iberia or al-Andalus era Spain between the 8th and the 15th centuries. Yet the first mention of flamenco by name is not until 1774. What happened in these intervening centuries? Lux Musicae London collaborate with Flamenco virtuoso Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde to discover the music from which flamenco burst forth. Featuring Flamenco, Sephardic and Arabic music alongside Spanish composers of the late 16th to 18th centuries, the programme tells a story of the Iberian peninsula and its music, the programme weaves flamenco itself with music in which we can hear the echoes of its beginnings.

The Music:
Featuring Flamenco, Sephardic and Arabic music and dialogues between baroque and flamenco guitars, as well as Oud.

Improvisations over ground basses (the common ground) in multiple musical languages.

Music from the early Spanish dramas (Hidalgo, Pujol, Guerau)
Arrangement of Soler’s fandango to unlock its Arabic and Iberian influences.



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