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IL PEGASO

Il Pegaso, the winged divine horse, was viewed as a symbol of wisdom and fame during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and remains one of the most well known fantastical and mythological creatures to this day.

 

 

Il Pegaso is also the title of a work by the Italian composer Tarquinio Merula, published in 1640. Taking his inspiration from these sources, Maurizio Croci founded in Fribourg (Switzerland) the ensemble Il Pegaso in 2012, a versatile group formed by early music successful specialists. 
Il Pegaso has been invited to perform to play throughout Europe, including  concerts in festivals such Semana de Musica Sacra de Cuenca, Toulouse-les-Orgues, St Albans International Organ Festival, Festival Internacional de Musica Antigua de Caimari, Milano Arte Musica, International Organ Festival Holland, FIO Fribourg. Il Pegaso concerts were broadcasted by National Dutch Radio NPO , RAI and Radio Nacional de España. Il Pegaso first two Cd recordings, Salve Regina (Brilliant Classics) and Travestimenti (Fra Bernardo) devoted to Claudio Monteverdi have been praised by international critics by getting prestigious awards (5 Diapason, 4 Classica, Nomination for International Classical Music Award). The ensemble is based in Fribourg (Switzerland).

Il Pegaso debut recording, first modern execution of newly discovered compositions of Monteverdi and Frescobaldi, has been praised by international critics by getting prestigious awards (5 Diapason, 4 Classica, Nomination for International Classical Music Award).

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