Maria of Spain: Tomás Luis de Victoria


November 2020
Maria of Spain: Tomas Luis de Victoria

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Sometimes an especially intriguing person – in this case Maria of Spain, a future Holy Roman Empress – inspires a composer – Victoria – to produce a commensurately intriguing work. Who was the woman whose connection to Victoria elicited his deeply personal Requiem?

Born in 1528 to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Isabella of Portugal, Maria was part of the most elite royal family in Europe and was a patron of the greatest musical artists of her time. As a child at the Spanish court under Charles V, and later serving as regent for her father and brother (Philip II), Maria daily encountered the most famous choir in the world: the Cappila Flemenca. In 1548 Maria married her first cousin Archduke Maximilian and in 1564 became Holy Roman Empress and Archduchess of Austria. In Vienna Maria had at her disposal the musical establishment of the Imperial Hapsburg Court. After the death of her husband, Maxmillian II, Maria retired to the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales (The Convent of the Royal Barefooted) in Madrid and had as her personal chapelmaster the inimitable Tomás Luis de Victoria. Upon her death, Victoria composed his six-voice Requiem, arguably the composer’s greatest work and a testament to Maria’s legacy.

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Concert Schedule:

Thu, Nov 5, 7:30pm  |  Miami
– Beth David Congregation
2625 SW 3rd Ave Miami

Fri, Nov 6, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables
– First United Methodist
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables

Sat, Nov 7, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale
– All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Drive Ft. Lauderdale

VENUE LOCATIONS & PARKING

Maria of Spain: Tomás Luis de Victoria

VENUE LOCATIONS & PARKING

Thu, Nov 5, 7:30pm  |  Miami
Beth David Congregation
2625 SW 3rd Ave,
Miami, FL 33129
Complimentary parking available on site

Fri, Nov 6, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (FUM)
First United Methodist
536 Coral Way,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Complimentary parking available on site

Sat, Nov 7, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale
All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Dr,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Complimentary parking available on site

Sun, Nov 8, 4:00pm  |  Boca Raton
St. Gregory’s Episcopal
100 NE Mizner Blvd,
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Complimentary parking available on site

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