The Second National Conference of Music Research (ENIM 2012) is to take place in Castelo Branco (Portugal), in collaboration with the Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas, from Friday, 16 to Sunday, 18 November 2012. (mais…)
The Guimarães Music Congress is promoted by Sociedade Musical de Guimarães (SMG), in partnership with University of Minho (UM) and Fundação Guimarães – Capital Europeia da Cultura 2012 (Guimarães Foundation – European Capital of Culture 2012; FG-CEC2012). The congress is focused mainly on the areas of musicology, interpretation, creativity and education, as well as on supporting music teacher training, music research, and music advocacy. (mais…)
Francisco António de Almeida (1702-1755) is one of most distinguished Portuguese composers of the 18th century. It is thought that Almeida was one of the victims of the Lisbon earthquake in 1755.
He was one of the composers sent to Italy, by order of King John V, to study the new Italian style practices at Rome. He is the author of the oratorio La Giuditta, which was sung in Rome in 1726, stands as one of the masterpieces of its time. He is also the author of serenatas, operas (like La Spinalba) and, of course, of sacred music.
Tomorrow (12 June 2011, 6pm, Museu da Electricidade – Fundação EDP) will be presented the critical edition of Almeida’s Te Deum by Portuguese musicologist João Paulo Janeiro. The presentation will have as guests Portuguese musicologists Mário Vieira de Carvalho and Manuel Pedro Ferreira with the performance of 3 arias from that work by Orlanda Velez Isidro and the ensemble Flores de Mvsica.
This is a very important step towards the knowledge (national and internationally) of the work of this remarkable composer as is for Portuguese 18th-century music. My sincere congratulations for this fantastic musicological work.