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Cupertinos
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Cupertinos

Established in 2009 at the Fundação Cupertino de Miranda in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal, Cupertinos (initially called Cappella Musical Cupertino de Miranda) have established themselves as true ambassadors of Portuguese polyphony. Their work recovering, studying and disseminating the vast and still largely undiscovered heritage of Portuguese music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries sees the group perform around twenty concerts per year. Cupertinos are continually discovering and performing unpublished works, and to date they have brought around eighty such pieces to light.

The group maintains strong partnerships with several of the main historical buildings of Portugal, which guarantees a symbiosis both in acoustic and historical terms between the repertoire and the venues, and has a privileged connection with the University of Coimbra, which houses one of the richest repositories of Renaissance music anywhere in the world. Their performance approach makes use of an exhaustive study that allows an increasingly profound knowledge and familiarity with the style and the works. Several of these unpublished works have been transcribed from the original sources, with the active participation of members of the Cupertinos under the guidance of their director, Luís Toscano, and the musicologist José Abreu.

Their performances have a fresh sound and an untamed character, and their interpretations showcase Iberian passion and a distinctly Portuguese essence. It is these qualities in concert that have earned the group the epithet ‘the national team of Portuguese polyphony’.

Albums

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Complete works available for download

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

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