From the 4th March on, every Saturday evening, the Pena Palace will be home for musical evenings.
Parks of Sintra and the Divino Sospiro - Center for the Study of Sixteenth-Century Music in Portugal, present the music series "Musical evenings at Pena Palace"
Throughout four concerts, between 4th and 25th March, the musical nights will be dedicated to 17th century personalities: not only composers, but also portuguese and international artists. Through their creations visitors will learn more about 18th century music and daily life.
Presented in the Ballroom of the Pena National Palace, the most admirable example of Portuguese Romanticism, this cycle of erudite music seeks to recreate the spirit of the intimate serenades welcomed by D. Fernando II, in the 19th century, in this same room.
With Franz Liszt (1811-86), the great exponent of romantic virtuosity, visitors will be able to appreciate especially the art of transcription, but also incursions into the world of pilgrimage and travel, themes particularly dear to the romantics. With Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) and his only cycle of Lieder ("The Beautiful Magelone"), visitors will revisit the universe of chivalry novels through the adventures of Count Peter and his lover. Along the work of the Portuguese artists Alfredo Keil (1850-1907) and Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905) will seek to articulate plastic arts and music, in recitals illustrated with projection of images.