Vivaldi, Enescu and Sollima

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

George Enescu (1881-1955)
Impressions d’enfance, Op. 28 for violin

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

Salvatore Sciarrino (1947)
From the “Sei Capricci” for violin solo, no 2

Aureliano Cattaneo (1974)
“Estroso” for Solo Violin

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”


This concert was streamed live from the Saanen Church on 26 August 2022

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.

5 comments on “Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini

Thank you so much for giving me the ability to stream this superb concert in California. It lifted my day. The unique union of Vivaldi’s music with more contemporary Italian compositions was inspired!

Extraordinary! Amazing and unforgettable music-making.

Can anybody tell me what.that large wheel-like instrument Patricia used just once was, behind the group?

It’s a wind machine, a friction idiophone used to produce the sound of wind for orchestral compositions

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