L'Homme Armé presents FloReMus

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Address: via delle Porte Sante, 34 , Florence

Date: Wednesday 04 September 2019


L'Homme Armé Association



Musical Renaissance in Florence

International Festival

From 26 August to 15 September 2019

Information and reservations: tel. 055 695000/3396757446
informazioni@hommearme.it www.hommearme.it

The L'Homme Armé Association, which has been active for thirty-five years and has been organizing reviews dedicated to ancient music for a quarter of a century , gives life to the third edition of " FloReMus " from 26 August to 15 September 2019 . Musical Renaissance in Florence ».

Florence, in addition to being notoriously the cradle of the pictorial and architectural Renaissance, was a very important laboratory of the main musical addresses of the Renaissance and beyond; if many know of the birth of melodrama in Florence in the 1600s, few know the long gestation to which this city has made a contribution that is anything but secondary, fundamental for all the music of the following centuries. The International Festival FloReMus Rinascimento Musicale Fiorentino is the first entirely dedicated to the music of the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, located in the city that has most influenced Renaissance culture in its various facets, artistic-visual, literary, musical, philosophical, scientific and political. The Renaissance represents a period of great political, social, artistic and scientific movements, a period that, in some ways, could have similarities with other historical periods, including the current one. And also the musical panorama of the Renaissance presents various analogies with the current one, despite the different scope and incidence of music.

The third edition will have a focus linked to three important or particular recurrences: 500 years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, but also from the birth of Cosimo I , first Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Caterina de 'Medici , who became queen of France as wife of Henry II. The calendar of appointments, which covers a wider period of time than that of the previous editions, will be articulated in different moments and in places with different characteristics:

- evening concerts : entrusted to international interpreters, and placed in places of extraordinary cultural interest; This year's foreign guests are the Ensemble Doulce Mémoire directed by Denis Raisin Dadre (France) and the Sollazzo Ensemble conducted by Anna Danilevskaia (Basel, Switzerland); international composition also for European Lute Quartet , which includes only one Italian.

- concerts à boire : entrusted to young groups and individual emerging musicians, and placed, as aperitif time, in more informal and also convivial contexts;

- conversations : meetings on topics related to the historical period, entrusted to experts in the sector who will face them with a cut of high disclosure;

- workshops : an educational didactic moment aimed also at those who know very little about the Renaissance in Florence;

- international course : entirely dedicated to the Renaissance repertoire, today the least studied also in the many courses of ancient music that were born in the Italian Conservatories. The course, organized in collaboration with the Fiesole Music School, will be aimed at both enthusiasts and amateurs as well as young advanced musicians and will be divided into three different ateliers: the first for ensembles already established (30 / 8-1 / 9, the second dedicated to the madrigal and the chanson (5-8 / 9) and the third dedicated to the Florentine carnival repertoire (5-8 / 9).



Monday 2nd September, 9.15 pm , Michelozzo Library, San Marco Museum (Piazza San Marco, Florence)

Sollazzo Ensemble directed by Anna Danilevskaia (Basel, Switzerland):

Florence around 1350. Music at the time of the blossoming of Humanism

Music by Paolo, Donato, Giovanni and Lorenzo da Firenze and Francesco Landini with a young ensemble already known internationally.

Between 1350 and 1400, the city of Florence was the epicenter of a cultural flourishing that has influenced Italian culture to this day: architecture and the arts were undergoing an aesthetic change, the Tuscan dialect was elevated to a literary language by poets like Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio, and the population of Florence became exceptionally cultured and well-educated.


Tuesday 3 September, 9.15 pm , Michelozzo Library, San Marco Museum

European Lute Quartet (S. Richter, JM Poirier, T. Meunier, GL Lastraioli):

The garden of the lute. Music for four lutes

Music by N. Vallet - R. Ballard - G. Pacoloni and various anonymous of the XVI century

The splendor and inspiration of the repertoire for the lute, which was the most popular instrument of the Renaissance, entrusted to four European virtuosos.


Wednesday, September 4, 9.15 pm , Basilica of San Miniato al Monte (via delle Porte Sante 4)

L'Homme Armé directed by Fabio Lombardo + Actor to be defined

A Passion for the people. The Passio secundum Mattheum of Corteccia

Music by Francesco Corteccia

Between the Twenties and Thirties of the sixteenth century, the young Medici musician composed two passions. In this concert the passion is presented according to Matteo, still unpublished to this day, an example of the particular Florentine style that was developing in those years in parallel with the invention of the madrigal. Corteccia will become the favorite musician of Grand Duke Cosimo I and is still considered one of the best witnesses of Florentine Renaissance music.


Friday 6 September, 9.15 pm , San Marco Museum

Ensemble Doulce Mémoire directed by Denis Raisin Dadre (France)

Music for the reign of Francis I of Valois

Music for the Chambre and Écurie

A concert that recreates the charm of everyday life at the court of France in the sixteenth century through the musical repertoire of the Stable and the King's Chamber. Passionate about parties, dances and shows, Francis I will be surrounded by the best singers and instrumentalists of France to make the court life pleasant and invigorated, but also to participate in its prestige policy. Nothing better than one of the best and longest-lived specialized groups ( Denis Raisin Dadre founded the Ensemble Doulce Mémoire in 1989) to revive this singular repertoire.

TICKETS: in concert venues one hour before the show for the evening concerts on 2nd, 3rd and 6th September (full ticket 18 euros , reduced rate 12 euros ). The tickets booked, given the limited capacity of the spaces, must be collected 30 minutes before the beginning of the concerts.

The concert on Tuesday 4th in San Miniato al Monte is free.

Concerts à boire

These concerts, of short duration, will take place throughout the Festival in the late afternoon, in various places in the city, with particular attention to places of youth aggregation, provided they have adequate acoustic conditions for the type of music that will be performed. They will be entrusted to young vocal or instrumental groups that will be signaled during the various educational activities organized by L'Homme Armé, helping to make known and stimulate the young performers of ancient music.

All concerts à boire will be free.

(date and place to be defined), 7.30 pm

Madrigal ensemble, directed by R. Bertini

music by Monteverdi

(date and place to be defined), 7.30 pm

Marco Saccardin, voice and lute

music by Josquin, Cara, Tromboncino

Sunday 1st September, 7.30pm

Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence

FIRST CONCERT of the III international course of Renaissance music

students of the courses and professors of L'Homme Armé

in collaboration with the Committee Cosimo and Caterina

Sunday 8 September, 5.30pm

Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence

SECOND CONCERT of the III international course of Renaissance music

students of the courses and professors of L'Homme Armé

in collaboration with the Committee Cosimo and Caterina

(date and place to be defined), 7.30 pm

Lunaensemble, directed by L. Bonci

music by Monteverdi

(date and place to be defined), 7.30 pm

Violence Consortium of the Fiesole Music School

music by J. Dowland, J. Jenkins, G. Coperario, T. Lupo, T. Morley

L'HOMME ARMÉ, founded in 1982, carries out an intense activity of research and concert and recording performance of the repertoire, mainly vocal, from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, paying particular attention to the Florentine repertoire, In this context he made recordings such as Musica a Florence at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Regina Pretiosa: a Marian celebration of the fourteenth century in Florence, Missa in Assumptione Beatae Mariae Virginis by Marco da Gagliano. During his concert activity he has repeatedly and successfully performed great works of ancient literature such as Vespro della Beata Vergine, Intermediates of the Pilgrim, Representation of Soul and Body). Over the years he has collaborated with various musicians and directors such as Frans Bruggen, Andrew Lawrence-King, Christophe Coin, Andrew Parrott, Kees Boeke, Alan Curtis. For many years the artistic direction of the group has been entrusted to Fabio Lombardo.

L'Homme Armé has been repeatedly present in the concert seasons of important institutions and festivals, such as the Ravenna Festival, Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, Mart in Rovereto, Teatro Regio di Parma, Unione Musicale di Torino, Amici della Musica (Verona, Mestre , Florence), the Orchestra of Tuscany, the Quartet Society of Milan, the Baroque Festival of Viterbo, the Cusiano Festival of Lake Orta, the Concerts of the Rome Banner; also Canto delle Pietre, Baroque Signs of Foligno, Taormina Festival, Festival Monteverdi of Cremona, Anima Mundi of Pisa, Concerts at the Quirinale (RAI), Teatro Grande of Brescia and several others. In recent years, the group has developed a reflection on the affinities between some of the problems raised by "ancient music" and some forms of current musical thought, seeking analogies between the search for performance praxis in the ancient and contemporary repertoire. This reflection stimulated L'Homme Armé to extend its field of research and execution also to contemporary music. He thus successfully presented very special programs alongside ancient and contemporary music from Dufay, Josquin, Palestrina, Janequin, Vecchi to Messiaen, Kurtag, Hersant, Lang, Sciarrino, Pezzati, Pärt, Nono, Cage, Berio; of the latter in particular remarkable compositions have been performed such as Laborintus II, Cries of London and A-Ronne. With this repertoire he participated among others in Fabbrica Europa, Architecture of voices (Kiev), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tempo Reale Festival. By virtue of the professional competence and the artistic level of its performances, the ensemble has received prestigious awards and commissions from national institutions and committees.

A workshop on the musical Renaissance

A Festival-workshop will be produced within the Festival entitled “Quant'è bella giovinezza. Music and stories of the Florentine Renaissance " . The project will be expressly aimed at people who know little or nothing about the art, culture and music of this period, and will aim to stimulate the development of a minimum knowledge of the city's artistic-musical treasures, both through narratives both through practical musical and poetic activities. The workshop will be repeated several times between August 26th and September 13th in various socio-cultural meeting places of the Municipality of Florence, with particular attention to the Municipal Libraries circuit, in particular the more peripheral ones.


The various FloReMus 2019 activities will be distributed in various locations in Florence and the metropolitan area, including:

- San Marco Museum, Michelozzo Library

- Biblioteca delle Oblate, Sala Sibilla Aleramo

- Le Murate, PAC

- Palazzo Medici-Riccardi

- Fiesole Music School

- Basilica of San Miniato al Monte

- Some municipal libraries

In collaboration with:

CRF Foundation
Tuscany region
Institut Français de Florence
Fiesole Music School Foundation non-profit organization
Florentine Summer
Municipality of Florence
Museum pole of Tuscany

Information and reservations: tel. 055 695000/3396757446 informazioni@hommearme.it www.hommearme.it Information and reservations: tel. 055 695000/3396757446 informazioni@hommearme.it www.hommearme.it

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