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National Conservatory Artistic Music School

240518 1900 Conservatorio Musica Lisboa(2022)


National Palace of Sintra, Swan Room


May 18th, 2024


7.00 pm



This concert will take you on a journey through the sounds of the early music that echoed around the churches and palaces of 17th- and 18th-century Europe. The programme features sacred and profane music by some of the most important composers of the European Baroque, such as Vivaldi, Buxtehude and Zelenka. Instrumental and vocal music will be performed by two ensembles from the National Conservatory's Early Music class: Palazzo 1700 and Alla Bastarda.



Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  • Sonate da camera a tre, no. 1, RV 63, Op. 1

Jan Dimas Zelenka (1679-1745)

  • Lamentationes pro Die Mercurii Sancto, no. 1 (C minor), ZWV 53:1



Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680)

  • Sonata Quarta, in D Major

Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570-1630)

  • Sonata a 2, Concerti Ecclesiastici (No.48), IGC 59

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

  • Cantata ‘Her, wenn ich nur Dich hab,’ BuxWV 38



Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  • Sonate da camera a tre, no. 12 (La Folia), RV 63, Op. 1


Palazzo1700 (1st line-up): Júlio Marques, Salvador Pinto (violins); Eduardo Alcântara (double bass); Vicente Morgado (archlute) | Guests: Lucas Madillo (baritone); Cláudia Correia (viola d'arco)

Alla Bastarda Ensemble: Maria Leonel Castro (recorder); Pedro Magalhães (bassoon); Arianna Zanutta (double bass); Beatriz Carolino (harp/bc) | Guests: Maria Inês Canavilhas (soprano); Salvador Pinto (violin)

Palazzo1700 (2nd line-up): Júlio Marques, Salvador Pinto (violins); Eduardo Alcântara (double bass); Vicente Morgado (archlute)

Musical and Artistic Direction: Helena Raposo

Age guidance

6+ years old

Additional Information

  • There is a zero tolerance policy towards late arrival.
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, unless there is a change of date or the event is cancelled.

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About the National Conservatory Artistic Music School

This institution was created on 5 May 1835, under the name Music Conservatory (attached to Casa Pia) and later, on 15 November 1836, incorporated into the General Conservatory of Dramatic Art (housed in the former Caetanos Convent). After royal patronage was granted on 4 July 1840, it was renamed the Lisbon Royal Conservatory (a name it retained until the establishment of the Republic in 1910).


The National Conservatory Artistic Music School (EAMCN) is the heir to these 19th century roots and a renowned public school in the field of specialised artistic education in Portugal, with key figures in the Portuguese musical and artistic scene having passed through its doors as students and/or part of the teaching staff. With its headquarters at Rua dos Caetanos, in Lisbon's Bairro Alto (though temporarily operating at the Marquês de Pombal Secondary School in Belém due to refurbishment works), EAMCN also runs three teaching centres, located in Loures and Amadora (since 2004) and Seixal (since 2013), as well as coordinating the technical and pedagogical aspects of the Orquestra Geração project at (a project begun in 2007 that focuses on social action and development through music).


Today, EAMCN's educational offer includes beginner, primary, secondary and vocational courses. With an educational approach based on the principles and values of excellence and rigour, curiosity, reflection and innovation, responsibility and integrity, freedom, citizenship and participation, EAMCN's mission is to educate its students by means of solid training that enables them to choose music as a career.

About the National Conservatory's Early Music Department

Since the 2012/2013 academic year, with the aim of publicising and developing the school's specific early music area, various ensembles from the National Conservatory Artistic Music School have been working on a vast repertoire covering the entire medieval period up to the late Baroque, working on this specific period and applying historically informed performance practices. With highly diverse backgrounds — instrumental, vocal and vocal/instrumental — these ensembles regularly perform at major festivals and competitions. In January 2024, the Early Music Curriculum Department was created, with a seat on the National Conservatory Artistic Music School's Board of Studies.