BAROQUES News Desk -- Cabezón 500th Anniversary Tour - October 11th -12th, 2010
The Cabezón 500th Anniversary Tour - October 11th -12th, 2010 -- Following the 10th International “Diego Fernández” Symposium on Spanish Keyboard Music, FIMTE will host excursions to the collections of Spanish keyboard instruments housed at the Burgos cathedral, Castrillo de Matajudíos, at Villasandino, Santoyo (Palencia), Convento de Santa Clara, Tordesillas (Valladolid) and the Fundación Joaquín Díaz, Urueña (Valladolid), including a visit to Antonio de Cabezón’s hometown. Any and all are welcome to join in and organists are invited to play the organs. More information about the symposium here, at www.fimte.org or ask for the brochure.
- Schedule of the tour
- Registration information
- Picture below: the Hans Bos virginal (1570), famous for its unique decoration and for being the earliest recorded instrument using the decorative paper with the “dolphin” motif. (Tuesday afternoon at the Reál Monasterio of Santa Clara, Tordesillas)
SCHEDULE OF THE TOUR (Provisional) (.pdf version and a nice picture here):
Monday, October 11th --
Departing point: Burgos
Tuesday October 12th, 2010
- Visit to Burgos cathedral, one of the most beautiful buildings in the Gothic art style (a World Heritage Site). In the Constable’s Chaple an anonymous sixteenth century
organ is preserved, popularly called Antonio de Cabezón organ.
- Visit to the early baroque organ in Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Villasandino (coach provided by FIMTE).
An introduction to the organs (English and Spanish) will be provided by the organ maker Federico Acitores, who has restored more than 40 historic instruments. Organists
may play the organs.
- Lunch in Villasandino
- Visit to Antonio de Cabezón’s hometown, Castrillo de Matajudíos (coach provided by FIMTE), where Cabezón’s house is still preserved (only outdoors view).
- Visit to the baroque organ in San Juan Bautista, Santoyo-Palencia (coach provided by FIMTE). The tour to the organs will be conducted by the organ maker Federico Acitores (English and Spanish). Organists may play the organs.
- Evening: Travel back to Burgos (coach provided by FIMTE)
- Morning: Travel from Burgos to Urueña (coach provided by FIMTE).
- Visit to the Fundación Joaquín Díaz in Urueña. Included in the exhibits wherein are the two most recently
discovered period Spanish harpsichords. Additionally, the museum houses the most extensive and comprehensive collection of traditional musical instruments from Castile
and León, comprising seven hundred pieces. Tour conducted by Luisa Morales.
- Lunch in Urueña
- Afternoon and early evening: A visit to the Reál Monasterio of Santa Clara, Tordesillas which houses the only extant virginal (1570) by Hans Bos, famous for its unique
decoration, and for being the earliest recorded instrument using the decorative paper with the “dolphin”. The instrument collection is completed by a clavichord and a realejo (regal).
Santa Clara is an old palace built by King Alfonso XI of Castile in the 14th century that was turned into a convent later by wish of King Pedro, Alfonso’s son. It is considered
to be one of the best examples of Mudejar art in Castile and León. Different living rooms of great architectural and decorative interest such as the Mudejar Chapel, the Arabicc
Yard, the Golden Chapel, the Refectory, the Yard El Vergel... It contains painting, sculpture and furniture collections, among others, an altarpiece with paintings attributed to
Nicolás Francés (c.1468). Santa Clara is considered the masterpiece of Castilian mudejar style. The tour to the music instruments will be conducted by Luisa Morales (English
Travel back to Burgos (coach provided by FIMTE)
To register or for further information:
FIMTE -- www.fimte.org
Apdo. 212 Garrucha 04630
Tel: +34 950132285
Fee for Cabezon 500th Anniversary Tour: € 420 euros. The tour price includes transport costs (11th and 12th October) from Burgos to Villasandino, Castrillo de Matajudíos, Santoyo, Tordesillas, Urueña and back to Burgos, plus the two complimentary lunches and complimentary museum tickets. Partial registration in the tour is not an option.
Payment may be made by bank transfer to:
Asociacion Leal. Bank: LA CAIXA.
SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX .ACCOUNT: ES6521004934612200020991
(Bank Address: C/ Mayor 120-122 Garrucha
04630 Almería SPAIN Telf. 34-950544850).
Please, try to make sure that all charges are made by your bank (mode “OUR”).
Only a limited number of participants can be accepted and participants will be designated by strict order of registration.
N.B. Please, note that the tour departs from the city of BURGOS. The easiest way to arrive to Burgos is from Madrid. Several trains connect Madrid to Burgos (the fast train in two hours; other trains in 3 to 4 hours). It is recommended to book well in advance as these dates coincide with local holidays in Spain.
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