Música Antigua Aranjuez
Comunidad de Madrid. Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte
Ayuntamiento del Real Sitio y Villa de Aranjuez
Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte. INAEM
Fundación Banco Santander
Fundación Ferrocarriles Españoles (RENFE)
Asociación Comercio Centro Aranjuez
Director: Javier Estrella
Címbalo Producciones S. L.
Doce Calles. Turismo y Cultura
History of the Festival
1994. Primer Festival Música Antigua Aranjuez (First Early Music Festival Aranjuez)
2001. The UNESCO declares Aranjuez ‘World Heritage Cultural Landscape’.
2001. National Heritage. It joins the organisation of the National Heritage Festival. The concerts are moved to May-June.
Musical Strolls through the Aranjuez Gardens. They offer the public the possibility of making a guided tour through the gardens, knowing botanics, history and music. The Musical Strolls become one of the identities of the Early Music Festival of Aranjuez.
Aranjuez, City of Music. Aranjuez defines its space as City of Music.
2004. The record label. Música Antigua Aranjuez Ediciones is born with the intention of disseminating real commissions to several European musicians, many of them performed for the first time in Aranjuez.
The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, the Governments of Murcia and Navarra are collaborators and co-producers.
2005. ‘European Excellence’. An award granted by the Madrid Community.
2009. Recognition by the CSIC as an EPO. Címbalo Producciones S. L. is recognised by the Ministry of Science and Innovation as Promotor-Observer Entity (EPO)
2013. Edition of the work L’ Isola Disabitata. The musical publisher Dairea completed the literary and musical edition and critical study of the work L’ Isola Disabitata, released in the Aranjuez Festival, a commission of Queen Bárbara de Braganza in 1753. Músic by Giuseppe Bonno (1711-1788) and libretto of Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782).
2015. Something more than music. Enjoy Aranjuez. Tourist programmes started with visits to courtyards and corralas of the 18th century, rides on boat along the River Tagus or activities in the Carlos III cellar.
2016. Premio Espiral to the best cultural activity of Aranjuez.
2016. The CSIC. Musical and literary publishing of La fontana del placer. The work becomes part of the collection Monumentos de la Música Española with number LXXXII. It is the first Zarzuela of the list.
2017. Activity of Regional Tourist Interest. Unanimously declared in the Town Hall Council.
2018. GEMA Award to the best Spanish festival of early music granted by the Spanish Early Music Ensembles Association.
2018. 25th Anniversary. Cómo Bailan los Caballos Andaluces with music by Gaetano Brunetti (1744-1798).
It is presented in the Bull Ring (1797, Historic and Artistic Monument since 1951), a show which recalls the tradition of La Fiesta de Parejas, an equine show and game whose purpose was the exhibition of horse training. The original music, neither published nor recorded, slept in the archive of the National Library of France.
The collaboration with the Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre de Jerez allowed its show to be presented as Cómo Bailan los Caballos Andaluces (How Andalusian Horses Dance) with live music by Gaetano Brunetti (1744-1798).
A special collaboration with the RENFE Strawberry Train which offered the trip, an architectonic visit to Aranjuez and concerts.