18 September 2016
Concert Solamente naturali and lecture by Viera Polakovičová on early music in Slovakia / Berlin
Solamente naturali, an early music ensemble, was established in 1995. The ensemble comprises a number of versatile musicians dedicated to the performance and interpretation of 17th and 18th century music. The founder and artistic director of the ensemble is the virtuoso violinist Miloš Valent. The repertoire is of paramount importance and determines the precise casting of the ensemble. The rich choice of musical repertoire enables Solamente naturali to choose to perform trios, septets or baroque oratorios with a full orchestra and choir. Members of the ensemble have the qualities of solo players, who enjoy experimentation and challenging projects. The Collection of Songs and Dances by Anna Szirmay-Keczerová, which is a part of the concert’s programme, ranks among the oldest pieces of music that once entertained the Hungarian nobility. It is regarded as one of the most important relics of Baroque music from the territory of present-day Slovakia. The event will be held on the occasion of the Year of Slovak Music.