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Medieval Villages, Early Music

La_Pobla_de_Segur._Puimanyons._El_Castell_1

Hear Baroque&Before on Thursdays at 10:00 PM

The Pyrenees town of La Pobla de Segur was granted its first charter in 1363, though locals trace their history back to the mid-twelfth century. It’s one of 22 communities who celebrate their heritage through the Festival de Música Antiga dels Pirineus—notice the name is not quite Spanish, it’s Catalan which evolved from Latin during the middle ages and is a co-official language of Catalonia (along with Spanish). Catalonia’s towns are dotted with ruins, as well as antiquities that have been in continuous use ever since.

On Thursday’s Baroque&Before, Candice Agree presents performances from the Festival de Música Antiga dels Pirineus, which hosts performances around the Catalan region in northern Spain. Thursday’s performances come from a concert at La Pobla de Segur. La Grande Chappelle plays music by one of the local guys (a Basque neighbor, actually), Juan García de Salazar, born in 1639 in Tuesta, Álava.

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