August 26, 7.30pm

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini, Recorder & Conductor

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G Minor for Strings and Basso continuo, RV 157

Luca Francesconi (1956)
“Spiccato il volo” for Solo Violin

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in C Major for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 191

Simone Movio (1978)
“Incanto XIX” for Solo Violin

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988)
“L’Ame ouverte” for Solo Violin

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in E-flat Major for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 253 “La tempesta di mare”

Aureliano Cattaneo (1974)
“Estroso” for Solo Violin

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in E Minor for 4 Violins, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 550

Giovanni Sollima (1962)
“Moghul” for Solo Violin

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in D Major for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 208 “Grosso Mogul”

 

Streamed live from the Saanen Church

For years, Patricia Kopatchinskaja has accustomed us to her not doing anything like others. The programme she presents here with one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles, Il Giardino Armonico, fits perfectly into this dynamic: it brings Vivaldi’s concertos into dialogue with works for solo violin by contemporary Italian composers, most of which she has premiered. And what about Vienna in all this? The imperial capital is, as is often forgotten, the final resting place of the “red-haired priest”. He died there at the end of July 1741 in total destitution and general indifference. Legend has it that at the time of the ceremony reserved for the destitute celebrated in Saint-Etienne, there was a young boy named Joseph Haydn in the choir.

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