Spring Concert
Sunday 17 March 2013 – Conservatorio Statale di Musica, Verona.

Dalliances of Love.
Arias and harmonies from the Venetian campielli to the European courts

As usual this year we are repeating the Spring Concert event, this time to showcase the “Sans Souci” ensemble, winners of the Masi Foundation Civiltà Veneta Recording Prize as part of the International Chamber Music Competition. The ensemble will play a programme of Baroque music on period instruments as recorded for the “Espressione delle Venezie – Vol. XIV” CD published by the Masi Foundation.

Programme:

Agostino Steffani (Castelfranco Veneto 1655 - Frankfurt 1728)

Cantata “Spezza Amor”, for soprano, oboe, bassoon and bass continuo

Aria, Recitative, Aria, Aria, Recitative, Aria

 

Antonio Lotti (Venice 1667 – 1740)

Sonata for transverse flute, viola da gamba and bass continuo

Largo, Allegro, Adagio, Vivace

 

Giovanni Benedetto Platti (Padua 1697 – Wurzburg 1763)

From Sonata in C minor, op. IV no. 2 for harpsichord

Adagio, Allegro-Presto

 

Antonio Lotti

Triosonata in A major for transverse flute, oboe d’amore and bass continuo

Vivace, Largo, Allegro

 

Giovanni Benedetto Platti

Triosonata in G minor for oboe, bassoon and bass continuo

Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro

 

Agostino Steffani

Cantata “Hai finito di lusingarmi, for soprano, two oboes and bass continuo

Aria, Recitative, Aria, Aria, Recitative, Aria

 

Born in the Venetian Republic in the second half of the 17th century, the three featured composers, Agostino Steffani, Antonio Lotti and Giovanni Platti share the common trait of having spent their careers abroad (Germany, England and Austria), where they took their musical genius and helped to influence the works of a large number of foreign composers.

The concert takes place on Sunday 17 March at 6 pm at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Evaristo Felice dall’Abaco” (Auditorium “Nuovo Montemezzi”) in piazza Sant’Anastasia, Verona. See map. Wines from Masi Agricola will be offered at the close.

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