Version 16 of the Cartagena Music Festival starts this Tuesday

After a fifteenth version that was carried out in June (due to circumstances of the pandemic), the Cartagena festival of Music It will be held again in January, the time of year when it usually surprises us with its programming. This time the theme will be chamber music, that is, music composed for a small group of interpreters.

With the title of “The color of sound”, attendees will be able to enjoy a more intimate facet of the classical music. The so-called chamber works were born in European homes as a relaxed but elegant way of listening to music. Almost immediately, the great composers became interested in this repertoire and enriched it with the creation of trios, quartets and quintets. where there were instruments such as the violin and the piano.

Perhaps the most important point of reference in chamber music is the string quartet, made up of two violins, a viola, and a cello. In some way it is the soul and nerve of this style of composition, and it will be present in a very Prominent at the Festival, which will run from January 4-10, 2022.

“The color of sound” will also include trios, quintets, sextets and other combinations that illustrate the overflowing imagination of the composers. when thinking about chamber music. The repertoire will focus on works from the 19th century and will be divided by country. Thus, the first two days will be devoted to Austrian and German music (Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms). Later, the listeners will come into contact with the great works of the repertoire written in France (Fauré, Debussy, Franck), Italy (Rossini, Donizetti, Ponchielli), Russia (Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Borodin) and Eastern European countries (Dvorak and Smetana). Finally, there will be a day dedicated to the most endearing works that were written in Colombia in this style.

Many music analysts have equated the sound of each instrument to a color. Hence the title that covers all the concerts of 2022. In addition to the color of the rubbed strings and the piano, composers played to include the voices of instruments such as the flute, oboe, horn, and clarinet. Big Interpreters of these instruments (including six string quartets and eight pianists) will be the guests at the XVI Music Festival, whose programming can be consulted at

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Version 16 of the Cartagena Music Festival starts this Tuesday