Renaissance masterpieces. Fantasia Ficta (Switzerland)

Jovial and passionate, pulsing with energy, slow and heavy, solemn, and wildly fast – such are the dances of this concert programme. Music from both well known and completely anonymous Renaissance authors – the works of Spanish, Italian, French and Flemish masters will be performed in Rundāle Palace in the interpretation of young specialists of early music. The Swiss ensemble Fantasia Ficta was founded in 2016 when a group of graduates of the Geneva University of Music Early music department met again in a programme dedicated to Luca Marenzio titled ‘Love, death and Renaissance’. They reunited and are still performing together, and do it so passionately and skillfully that Fantasia Ficta has already earned the reputation of one of the most interesting newcomers to the Early music scene.


Music of Juan Arañés, Joan Ambrosio Dalza, Miguel de Fuenllana, Juan Cornago, Diego Ortiz, Pietro Paolo Melli, Tarquinio Merula, Luis de Narváez, Josquin des Prez, Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz, Cipriano de Rore, Gaspar Sanz, Antonio de Santa Cruz and anonymous authors.


Estelle Thévenoz and Féodora Diakoff – recorder, bassoon and chalumeau
Machiko Yanagita and Boris Costanzo – lute and vihuela
Louis Poupelin – percussion