The Tenebrae Responsories, known also as “Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae”, are one of the most original musical monuments of the Catholic Easter liturgy, by the most illustrious composer of the Spanish Golden Age: Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611).
Musica Ficta, directed by Raúl Mallavibarrena, is one of the most outstanding professional ensembles in the interpretation of ancient Spanish music. Since its foundation in 1992, it has toured the main festivals in Spain and the world. It has recorded 21 CDs, with excellent reviews and awards in Spain, France and the USA.
Raúl Mallavibarrena (Oviedo, 1970) began his music studies with his father Juan Bautista Mallavibarrena. Specialized in the repertoire of the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, he is the founder and director of Musica Ficta and the Enchiriadis label. He has conducted concerts at the most important festivals in Spain, and in many countries in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, South America, USA. UU and Japan. His repertoire goes from the Middle Ages through the European Renaissance to oratorios by Monteverdi, Händel and Bach, zarzuelas, cantatas and baroque operas by Vivaldi.
With the support of Cambridge Early Music, ILAMS and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in UK.