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INET-md joins Sociedade de Instrução Guilherme Cossoul to promote a concert-talk, which arises from the research carried out by Alejandro Reyes-Lucero, PhD student on Musical Sciences at NOVA FCSH, within the Research Group Historical and Cultural Studies in Music.
 
 
2024.02.24 | 7 p.m. | COSSOUL - Sociedade de Instrução Guilherme Cossoul | Rua Nova da Piedade, n.º 66 - 1200-299 Lisbon | Free entrance
 


From the Salon to the Society: "Florentine Carnival songs from the time of Lorenzo 'The Magnificent'"
 
Cláudia Sousa | CESEM
 
In 1923, the lyric singer and patron Ema Romero Santos Fonseca da Câmara Reis began organising a series of concert-conferences in Lisbon called "Divulgação Musical" (Popularizing Music). The main aim of this project was to give a first hearing to musical works unknown to the Portuguese public, based on three thematic areas: (i) Vocal Music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; (ii) Folk Music/Popular Song and (iii) Modern Chamber Music.
 
Each concert began with an introductory talk aimed at contextualising and facilitating listening to the works chosen for each programme. Many figures from Portuguese intellectual and cultural life at the time took part as guest speakers. Authors and journalists such as António Sérgio, Bento de Jesús Caraça, Luís da Câmara Reis, Aquilino Ribeiro or José Maria Ferreira de Castro, as well as composers Luís de Freitas Branco and Fernando Lopes-Graça, are just a few examples of the diversity of speakers. With the participation of music amateurs and professional instrumentalists, "Divulgação Musical" began its work in Ema Santos Fonseca's private music salon, and went on to venues such as the Salão Nobre do Conservatório Nacional, the Academia de Amadores de Música, the Liga Naval Portuguesa and the Universidade Popular Portuguesa. Between 1923 and 1940, and in the context of the "Divulgação Musical" audition cycle, a total of 142 concert-talks were organised.
 
Inspired by the work of Ema Santos Fonseca, in this concert we intend to reproduce the programme from audition number 37 of "Divulgação Musical". We will listen to a programme exclusively dedicated to a cappella vocal music from the Renaissance, in particular the Florentine Carnival songs from the time of Lorenzo "The Magnificent".
 
As a tribute to the promotional nature, and immediately after the musical performance, we propose a discussion between the musicians, the audience and a guest musicologist who specialises in this area.
 
Programme:
  1. Canto di poveri che accattano per carità
  2. Canto delle rivenditore
  3. Canto de' diavoli
  4. Canto della orte
  5. Canto del popolo
  6. Trionfo delle tre Parche
  7. Canto della pace
  8. Trionfo della Dea Minerva
  9. Trionfo de' diavoli
  10. Canto di lanzi cozzoni
 

 

 

Singers:
Margarida Simões, soprano
Madalena Barão, contralto
João Pedro Afonso, tenor
João Costa, bass

 

 

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Cláudia Sousa | Cláudia Sousa (1993) is a PhD student in Musicology at NOVA-FCSH and a scholarship holder from the Foundation for Science and Technology/Ministry of Education and Science of Portugal (2023-), collaborating in the Thematic Line of Musical Iconography/Music in the Modern Period Group of the Centre for the Study of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics CESEM/NOVA-FCSH (2019-). She began her musical studies at the Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso - AMVP (1997-2011). She has a degree in Artistic Studies from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra (2014) and took part in the Erasmus programme at the Università degli Studi di Parma (2013-14). She attended the postgraduate programme in Artistic Studies in Coimbra, in the Historical Musicology variant. In 2019 she completed her Master's degree in Music Teaching, in the variant of History of Music, with the project "One hearing a day doesn't know how much good it would do you: transdisciplinary educational project in History and Culture of the Arts". She participated in the Nova FCSH Summer School in the course "Museology and Music (2nd edition) - Musical Artistic Heritage of Portuguese Museums" (2019) and since then she has dedicated herself to research in the areas of Musical Iconography and Organology with a special focus on Music in Portuguese tapestry and in Portugal. She taught History of Culture and the Arts - Music in Specialised Artistic Education (2018-2023).