Friday, 16 August 2013
at 8 pm, Radovljica Manor
NICOLAU DE FIGUEIREDO harpsichord
Photo: Cosimo Mirco Magliocca
Iberian harpsichord music
Programme: Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Soler
Nicolau de Figueiredo is an unusually energetic interpreter of music between the Baroque and Classical periods. It is almost as if the demanding sonatas by Scarlatti and Soler were especially written for him. Domenico Scarlatti spent more than half of his life in Spain and Portugal, adopting elements of traditional Iberian music. His harpsichord virtuosity inspired a colleague to think that ten thousand devils had been at the instrument; he had never heard such passages before. The Spanish monk and author of the famous Fandango, Antonio Soler, was most probably his pupil.