Mala Punica at the Italian Academy. (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)
Concert: Mala Punica
Music of the Americas will feature a concert with medieval music group Mala Punica, directed by Argentinean recorder virtuoso Pedro Memelsdorff.
Admission Fee: FREE for AS Members; $20 for non-members. Columbia University Students: $10 at the door. No additional fees will be charged when purchasing online.
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Founded in 1987 by Argentinean medieval music specialist and recorder virtuoso Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica is celebrated for its rigorous and creative interpretation of the great musical patrimony of the late Middle Ages, starting from antique manuscripts. Mala Punica, based in Italy, has released several CDs that have received critical praise. In their Music of the Americas debut, Mala Punica will perform vocal-instrumental music by Paolo da Firenze, Matteo da Perugia, and Johannes Ciconia.
- PROGRAM -
|Italian Avant-gardes around 1400|
|Paolo da Firenze (1355 - 1436)||Fra duri scogli|
|Un pellegrin uccel|
|Amor, deh dimmi|
|Matteo da Perugia (1400 – 1416)||Le grant desir|
|Se je me plaing|
|En nul estat|
|Andray soulet (Goscalch)|
|Ave sancta mundi|
|Johannes Ciconia (1370 - 1412)||O Padua|
|O felix templum|
|O virum omnimoda|
Barbara Zanichelli, soprano; Marketa Cukrova, mezzosoprano; Gianluca Ferrarini, tenor; Helena Zemanova and Thomas Beté, vielle; Pablo Kornfeld, keyboards; Pedro Memelsdorff, recorder
Sources: Modena, Biblioteca Universitaria Estense, ms. Alpha M. 5. 24; Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, ms. fonds italien 568; Bologna, Museo Int. e Bib. della Musica, ms. Q 15; Faenza, Biblioteca Comunale Manfrediana, ms. 117.
This concert is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas with Nell Snaidas and Sebastián Zubieta as co-artistic directors.