Mundi Splendor

Johannes Ciconia from Liège to Italy

La Fonte Musica
Fri 05/05/2023 - 20:30
Concert, Classical, Vocal

Ticket prices

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Lutenist Michele Pasotti and La Fonte Musica have specialised in the 14th-century repertoire from Italy. On this concert, they will play music composed by Johannes Ciconia. Born in Liège, he worked in Padua for the powerful Visconti family who ruled over large swathes of northern Italy in the late 14th century.

Internationally, Ciconia prepared the way for his later colleagues from the Low Countries. The Italian ensemble La Fonte Musica sheds a refreshing new light on his ultra-refined ars subtilior.


Leuven and polyphony have since long been closely connected. The Alamire Foundation from Leuven conducts and encourages research into the Gregorian chant and polyphony of the Low Countries.

The Voices of Passion festival is the perfect platform for sharing the research results with as many listeners as possible. This festival edition will have a particularly European flavour with performers from Italy, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Flanders and Britain.

The performances result in a unique interaction between audience, performers and researchers, which in turn leads to a deeper understanding of the repertoire and its further exploration at the innovative and high-tech labs of the Library of Voices and the House of Polyphony, located on the beautiful site of Park Abbey.


“At every concert, the ensemble is praised for the precision of their intonation, their deep insight into the music and words, as well as an infectious, communicative energy” (Stretto)

More info

artistic direction Michele Pasotti photo Alberto Molina

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