Capella de Ministrers
Carles Magraner

Capella de Ministrers
Carles Magraner
La carn vol carn

Saturday, 22 July 2023.
22:30 Archpriest Church Apostles Gate. Candlelight concert


Elia Casanova, soprano
Albert Riera, tenor
Víctor Sordo, tenor
Iosu Yeregui, baritone
Carles Magraner, viola da gamba
Robert Cases, theorbo and Renaissance guitar

In the Aragonese court of Naples, in Valencia, Barcelona, and in all the cities of the Kingdom of Aragon, the music that resounded in the late 15th century could not have been much different from each other, although from 1443 and at least until the mid-1770s, Naples would act as the center and the rest of the Aragonese kingdom as the periphery. It was a center at the forefront of European music of the time, predominantly Franco-Flemish and Italian, in which songs were accompanied by dances, sometimes adaptations of vocal music and other times new pieces created by the minstrels in the service of the court of Alfonso the Magnanimous. This marked one of the most brilliant chapters in the history of the Aragonese kingdom, both politically and culturally. Son of Ferdinand I of Antequera and Leonor of Albuquerque, he realized a dream: to become one of the princes of the Renaissance, not on Spanish soil, but in Italy, after the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples.

Ausiàs March was born in 1397 and participated in the expeditions that the Magnanimous King undertook in the Mediterranean, where he served as the grand falconer. He retired to Gandia in 1425, where he began writing his poetic works. He died in Valencia on March 3, 1459.