Classica Series

“Piazzolla’s music makes an effect that is authentic and yet different, more like chamber music, gentler, more intimate.”

The Iberian peninsula is a glittering kaleidoscope of languages, cultures, sounds and musical traditions. The colonialisation of Latin-America opened up new opportunities for this diverse cultural richness: in the developing nations of South America the traditions brought in from Spain and Portugal encountered the rhythms and myths of the indigenous peoples, so that these mixed with the traditions and dances of the African slaves and the musical cultures of the many immigrants and settlers from all over the world.

Anette Maiburg has long been devoting her attention to the musical riches of Latin America. In collaboration with outstanding and well-known soloists, composers and arrangers she has, as artistic director and as a leading soloist at the Lower Rhine Music Festival, already opened up the musical soundscapes of Argentina, Venezuela, Spain and Brazil. In the context of the celebrations for the festival’s 10th anniversary, this flautist is presenting, under the title “Classica Latina”, the highlights of the last ten years  ̶  a journey in sound that is both ambitious and entertaining, in which she moves with the surefootedness of a sleepwalker across the boundaries of genre and style. Furthermore, in presenting music that has never been heard before, in ways that are always unexpectedly new and different, she is writing a piece of musical history for the future. With classical virtuosity and finesse she unlocks for her audiences the joie de vivre, rhythms and sounds of a fascinatingly diverse musical world that stretches from the Pyrenees to the Andes. With her top-class ensemble of musicians, playing on classical and traditional instruments, Anette Maiburg reveals the many musical facets of the Iberian regions, presents Venezuela with its musical links to the Caribbean, or demonstrates the importance of Astor Piazzolla for the world-wide spread of the tango. Lastly, the finale of her programme harks back to the start of the “Classica” series that began in 2008 with “Classica Cubana” and received immediate recognition with an ECHO-Klassik prize, one of the world’s most important and prestigious musical awards.

With “Classica Francese” Anette Maiburg finally ventured back across the Atlantic for the first time and approached France.

“Subtle, refined classics from Cuba”
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