The streets of Valletta, Malta, make for a glorious visit back in time to the Baroque era when the city became one of the first in Europe to be built on an entirely new site, rather than on the foundations of earlier settlements. As the Knights of Malta and the Pope’s engineers toiled at the urban project, the arts and culture of the time swirled through the air. Music by some of the finest maestri di capella of Italy and the rest of Europe could be heard in the new cathedrals and churches of Valletta, and Christmas was the perfect occasion for new, important works to be performed. Join Vlad as he travels through Maltese history, and with the help of Valletta International Baroque Festival director, Kenneth Zammit Tabona, explores Maltese music performed in the buildings they were written for. He’ll also hear what Christmas is like in Malta, with stories and anecdotes from Kenneth, and the musical centrepiece of the programme will be music selected from a stunning concert in Valletta’s Co-Cathedral of St. John where the music of Maltese Baroque composer Girolamo Abos filled the opulent space, thanks to the Kölner Akademie under direction of Michael Alexander Willens. A Baroque musical jewel set in the crown of a Maltese Christmas, showing that great music does indeed come from small islands (especially around Christmas!).
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