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From Vienna to Lübeck and Paris

Smarano (Predaia, Italy)

24 July – 4 August 2023

2023 is the second of a three-year period dedicated to Vienna, one of the most important European music centers. Last year the academy was focused on the relations between Vienna and Italy during the seventeenth century, through the study of composers such as Frescobaldi, Froberger, Poglietti, Muffat etc., this year the focus shifts to the relations between Vienna and Northern Germany and, more generally, to the intersections and confluences of music and styles between the great European cities, Lübeck and Paris. The first, a free Hanseatic city, despite being Lutheran, was politically linked directly to catholic Vienna, the second experienced a very lively musical life and strongly influenced the European musical culture of the late Baroque. The repertoire includes German, French, and Italian composers, showing the cross and confluences among Europe during 17th century. The 2023 program includes a trip to Mantua to visit and play the Antegnati Organ 1565 (St. Barbara Church).


Workshops and Faculty

Clavichord: Pachelbel, Richter, Buxtehude
Joel Speerstra (teacher and researcher at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg)
Ulrika Davidsson (faculty member of Ljungskile folkhögskola and Göteborg International Organ Festival)

William Porter (Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music)

Organ Literature I: Weckmann, Tunder, Buxtehude
Hans Davidsson (Artistic Director of the Göteborg International Organ Academy and Music Director at the church of Älvsborg in Göteborg)

Organ Literature I: Frescobaldi, Strozzi
Edoardo Bellotti (Professor of Organ and Improvisation at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen)

Harpsichord: L. Couperin, Le Begue, Forqueray
Enrico Baiano (Professor of harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano at the ‘Santa Cecilia’ Conservatory in Rome)

Music Sources and Performance
Armando Carideo (Chairman of the Istituto dell’organo storico italiano)