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Is there something like the ‘sound’ of a city?
What then could be the ‘sound’ in a flourishing city such as Naples? And has this ‘sound’ changed over the centuries?




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Our ‘City Portrait’ traces the music of early neapolitan composers such as the brothers de Caserta and explores all the subtilties of the late 14th century style. It then continues in the rich and varied tradition alive in the era of the Spanish Viceroy in Naples. Here, virtuoso ornamentation is combined with the more popular and witty villanelle, dances and the eccentric music of Gesualdo.

This programme provides a variety of compositions, and with its colourful approach ensemble diferencias
conveys the changing sounds of Naples.