Nov 26, 2014
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||5.00pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music|
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Prof Álvaro Torrente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
‘”The demoniac tune of the zarabanda”: erotic dance-songs in early modern Spain’
Álvaro Torrente Sánchez-Guisande is Professor of Music History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, director of the Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCMU), president of the Fundación Gonzalo Torrente Ballester and patron of the Fundación de Amigos de la Biblioteca Nacional de España. He is the director of the project Catálogo Descriptivo de Pliegos de Villancicos, published by Reichenberger, and associate director of the collection The Operas of Francesco Cavalli, published by Bärenreiter. His critical editions of seventh-century Italian operas have been performed in theatres in Munich, Amsterdam, London, Basel, Innsbruck, Frankfurt, Linz, and Wiesbaden. Since 2007 he has been the Spanish representative of the Directorate of the International Musicological Society.