The Embassy of Spain in Jakarta, organizes a Baroque Music Concert under the title “Angin Be Dingin” by Duo soloist “La Folía”on the occasion of their Asian Tour and as a part of the celebration of the IV Centenary of the Death of Miguel de Cervantes, the famous Spanish author of Don Quixote of La Mancha.
“Angin be dingin” (The Wind is Strong) is the name of a Malay song that English navigator Thomas Forrest (ca.1729?ca.1802), who played flute and violin, set to a melody of Arcangelo Corelli and it was sung to the sultan Al’aud?din in a visit he made to Aceh, north of Sumatra, in 1784.
In this program, La Folía play pieces from Renaissance and Baroque periods which are all related to Spanish and Portuguese routes to India, Southeast Asia and Japan, ranging from Madrid and Lisbon to Kyoto and Beijing, passing by Latin America (Spanish route), Africa (Portuguese route), Kolkata, Banda Aceh or Bangkok.
The program is completed by a piece which has been composed for this tour and is inspired in Cervantes’s Don Quixote, one of the great literary works of the Spanish and universal literature, as a part of the celebrations of the fourth centenary of the death of the Spanish writer in 2016.
Duo of soloist of La Folía is part of the Baroque Ensemble bearing the same name; founded in Madrid in 1977, is one of the longest run Spanish ensembles involved with historic musical interpretation.
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