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Raquel Andueza & Jesús Fernández Baena

As of now it is four hundred years ago since a work by Caravaggio was brought to Antwerp. This acquisition by St Paul’s church was negotiated by  none other than Peter Paul Rubens. On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Holy Places’ at the MAS, Caravaggio’s ‘Madonna di Loreto’ will leave its familiar location at Sant’Agostino in Rome.

For AMUZ it is an honour to provide musical illustration for the hosting of this fabulous masterpiece. Soprano Raquel Andueza and theorbo player Jesus Fernandez Baena bring early Italian Baroque music , perfectly rendering the chiaroscuro and the emotions of Caravaggio’s style of painting. The focus in this programme with music by Monteverdi and Merula, among others, is on spiritual love. Brace yourself for its passionate intensity, cutting through you like a knife! Nobody can match Andueza’s honest and direct approach.

This is the opening concert of an exhibition on Holy Places and Holy Books at the MAS / Museum aan de Stroom, and the Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience. For further information on this ambitious exhibition and the parallel series of lectures at AMUZ on Judaism, Christianity and Islam, click here.

Performers

Raquel Andueza, soprano | Jesús Fernández Baena, theorbo

in collaboration with MAS Museum aan de Stroom/ Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience & Antwerpen Open