Marina Belova

lute

Marina Belova is a Russian lutenist.
Her repertoire includes compositions for the Renaissance
and Baroque lute of the XVI-XVIII centuries, as well as
the music for the theorbo and the baroque guitar. As a guest musician, she performs with various ensembles, such as "Gnessin Baroque", "Pratum Integrum", "Questa Musica", "Musica Viva", "La Voce Strumentale, "Alta Capella" and others.

In 2019 Marina became the winner of the only lutenist competition in the world "Maurizio Pratola" (Italy, Aquila).

She studied under Andrey Chernyshov, together with whom she became the founder and teacher in the "First Lute School".
In 2023 she graduated from the Verona Conservatory
with professor Franco Pavan.

She leads the "Traditions of performing Baroque music" course at the Kosygin Russian State University, Institute "Maimonides Academy" (Moscow), and the "Related instruments" course at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory's Academic Music School.
Projects in the field of the early music:
- recitals with the program "Between Renaissance and Baroque" at the festivals Festiv’Alba, La Riccitelli, Concerti Barattelli, Grandezze & Meraviglie (Italy, 2022), at the Ugo and Olga Levi Foundation in Venice (2023) and at the Associazione Musicale Karl Jenkins;
- the performance of Handel's oratorio "Messiah" as member
of the "Pratum Integrum" orchestra (Moscow, 2022);
- the concert performance of Antonio Vivaldi's opera "Olympia" as a member of the "Musica Viva" orchestra, directed
by Federico Maria Sardelli (Moscow, 2022);
- the concert performance of John Blow's opera "Venus and Adonis" as member of the "Pratum Integrum" orchestra directed by Robert Hollingworth (Moscow, 2022);
- recital at the "Festival Alte Musik Zürich" (Switzerland, 2021);
- "Musica Mensurata" Festival (Moscow, 2021);
- the production of Henry Purcell's opera "Dido and Aeneas"
at the Bolshoi Theater (Moscow, 2020-2021);
- recital at the "Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella di Viterbo e Nepi" Festival (Italy, 2019);
- "La Clé des Portes" Festival (France, 2019);
- the staging of G.F. Handel's oratorio "Il trionfo del Tempo
e del Disinganno" at the K. S. Stanislavsky and
V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre (2018-2019).
Between Renaissance and Baroque
The program "Between Renaissance and Baroque" is dedicated
to early 17th century lute music.

It combines compositions that illustrate the discoveries of 16th century lutenists and some pieces written for the instrument still of the Renaissance type but already full of innovative experiments for the musical language of the time. The main genres of lute music of the time are presented in the performance: preludes, toccatas, fantasies, various dance pieces and tablatures of vocal compositions.

The concert begins with the music of the most innovative Italian composers such as Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Michelangelo Galilei, Pietro Paolo Melli and Alessandro Piccinini, in which the musical texture is particularly evident and modern in the toccatas.
The musical journey continues with the French Nicolas Vallet followed by a suite by Robert Ballard, where you can feel the diversity between court and country dances. The concert ends with some pieces by the most important English lutenist and composer of his time, John Dowland.
Between Renaissance and Baroque
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (Venezia, c.1580 – Roma, 1651)
Libro Primo d'intavolatura di lauto, Roma 1611
Toccata 5
Gagliarda 12
Corrente 12

Michelagnolo Galilei (Firenze, 1575 – Monaco di Baviera, 1631)
Primo Libro d'Intavolatura di Liuto, Monaco di Baviera, 1620
Toccata
Corrente
Volta

Pietro Paolo Melli (Reggio, 1579 — ?, 1623)
Intavolatura di liuto attiorbato libro secondo, Venezia, 1616
Il Ciarlino Capricio Chromatico

Alessandro Piccinini (Bologna, 1566 – ? Bologna, c. 1638)
Intavolatura di liuto libro secondo, Bologna, 1639
Passacagli

Nicolas Vallet (Corbeny, c.1583 – Amsterdam, c.1642)
Secretum Musarum, Amsterdam, 1615
Prelude
Allemande
Courante de Mars
Les Pantalons

Robert Ballard (? Paris, 1572-1575 -?, dopo 1650)
Premier livre de tablature de luth, Paris, 1611 e Diverses pièces mises sur le luth, Paris, 1614
Entrée
Entrée
Courante "La Princesse"
Branles de Village

Nicolas Vallet (Corbeny, c.1583 – Amsterdam, c.1642)
Secretum Musarum, Amsterdam, 1615
Prelude
Malsimmes
La Courante Sarabande
Gaillarde du Comte Essex (after “Earl of Essex galliard”
by John Dowland)

John Dowland (?, 1563 – London, 1626)
What if a day (US-Ws:Folger Shakespeare Library
ms 1610.1: Dowland MS, c.1590)
Earl of Essex galliard (US-Ws:Folger Shakespeare Library
ms 1610.1: Dowland MS, c.1590)
Mrs. Vaux' jig (GB-Cu:Cambridge University Library
Dd.9.33c, 1600)

John Dowland (?, 1563 – London, 1626)
Prelude (Margaret Board Lute Book, c.1630)
Queen Elizabeth's Galliard (Varietie of Lute Lessons, 1610)
The Frog Galliard (Folger MS, c.1590)
A Fancy (GB-Cu:Cambridge University Library Dd.9.33c, 1600)
John Dowland & Nicolas Vallet
The program is dedicated to two outstanding late Renaissance lutenists: the English composer John Dowland (1563–1626) and the French Nicolas Vallet (c.1583–c.1642).

The main genres of lute music of the time are present in their compositions: preludes, fantasies, tablatures and various dance pieces. Few of Dowland's solo lute pieces were printed
in his lifetime. Vallet, on the other hand, published his own music in the two books "Secretum Musarum" after moving
to Amsterdam.
By him are three arrangements of pieces by Dowland, "Fortune, my foe", "Lord Willoughby's welcome home" and "Earl of Essex galliard". In the concert these pieces are performed in the versions of both composers.

John Dowland & Nicolas Vallet
Nicolas Vallet
Secretum Musarum, Amsterdam, 1615, 1616
Pavanne en forme de complainte
La Princesse

John Dowland
Prelude (Margaret Board Lute Book, c.1630)
Lacrimae (GB-Cu:Cambridge University Library Dd.5.78.3, 1600)

Nicolas Vallet
Secretum Musarum, Amsterdam, 1615, 1616
Prelude
Allemande
Une jeune fillette
Courante de Mars
Les Pantalons

John Dowland
Fortune, my foe (GB-Cu:Cambridge University Library Dd.4.22, 1600)
The King of Denmark's galliard (Robert Dowland Varietie of Lute Lessons, 1610)
Fantasy (GB-Cu:Cambridge University Library
ms add 3056: Cosens lute book, 1595)

Nicolas Vallet
Secretum Musarum, Amsterdam, 1615
Allemande fortune helas pourquoy
John Dowland
What if a day
(US-Ws:Folger Shakespeare Library ms 1610.1: Dowland MS, c.1590)
Earl of Essex galliard
(US-Ws:Folger Shakespeare Library ms 1610.1: Dowland MS, c.1590)
Mrs. Vaux' jig
(GB-Cu:Cambridge University Library Dd.9.33c, 1600)

Nicolas Vallet
Secretum Musarum, Amsterdam, 1615, 1616
Prelude
Fortune Angloise (after “Fortune, my foe” by John Dowland)
La Courante Sarabande
Gaillarde du Comte Essex (after “Earl of Essex galliard” by John Dowland)

John Dowland
The Frog Galliard (Folger MS, c.1590)
A Fancy (GB-Cu:Cambridge University Library Dd.9.33c, 1600)

John Dowland
Melancholy Galliard (Cambridge University Library MS Dd.2.11, c. 1600)
Sir John Smith his almain (Robert Dowland Varietie of Lute Lessons, 1610)

Nicolas Vallet
Secretum Musarum, Amsterdam, 1615, 1616
Prelude
La Chacona
Lute in Italy
The program illustrates a large part of the history of the lute
in Italy, from the first printed books published in Venice
at the beginning of the 16th century to the Baroque suites
of Giovanni Zamboni from the beginning of the 18th century. Between these two stages we find the ricercares and traditional dances of the Renaissance, the pieces by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger and Michelangelo Galilei full of new harmonies, the chromatic capriccio by Pietro Paolo Melli and the beautiful passacaglia by Alessandro Piccinini from the early seventeenth century.
Lute in Italy
Francesco Spinacino (? - ?)
Intabolatura de lauto Libro Primo e Libro Secondo, Venezia, 1507
Tre Ricercari

Joan Ambrosio Dalza (? - ?)
Intabulatura de Lauto. Libro Quarto, Venezia, 1508
Tastar de corde
“Poi che volse la mia stella”
Calata alla spagnola

Marco dall’Aquila (c. 1480 - dopo 1538)
Lautentabulaturen, D-Mbs Hss Mus.ms.266, c.1550-70
Fantasia
“La Traditora”

Pietro Paolo Borrono (c. 1490 - 1563)
Intabolatura de leuto de diversi autori, Milano, 1536
Fantasia
Pavana chiamata “La Milanesa”
Saltarello
Saltarello chiamato “Antonola”

Francesco da Milano (1497 - 1543)
Ricercar 81 (Cavalcanti lute book, 1590)
Ricercar 84 (Danze ed arie intavolate per liuto, ms. Magliabechiano XIX.168)
Ricercar 16 (Intavolatura de Viola overo Lauto v.2, 1536)
Ricercar 51 (Intabolatura di lauto libro settimo, Venezia, 1548)

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580 - 1651)
Libro Primo d'intavolatura di lauto, Roma 1611
Toccata
Gagliarda
Correnta

Michelangelo Galilei (1575—1631)
Primo Libro d'Intavolatura di Liuto, Monaco di Baviera, 1620
Toccata
Corrente
Volta

Pietro Paolo Melli (1579 — 1623)
Intavolatura di liuto attiorbato libro secondo, Venezia, 1616
“Il Ciarlino” Capricio Chromatico

Alessandro Piccinini ( (1566 – 1638)
Intavolatura di liuto libro secondo, Bologna, 1639
Passacagli

Giovanni Zamboni (dopo 1650, Roma - Pisa, ?)
Sonate d'intavolatura di leuto, opera prima, Lucca, 1718
Sonata VIII (Arpeggio, Alemanda, Giga, Sarabanda, Minuet)
Ceccona
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