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Vienna or Vivaldi’s final journey

Fri, 28.08.2020, 19:30 h
Vienna or Vivaldi’s final journey
Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico & Antonini

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Il Giardino Armonico (baroque orchestra)
Giovanni Antonini, Recorder & Conductor

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G Minor for Strings and Basso continuo, RV 157 7'

Luca Francesconi (1956)
«Spiccato il volo» for Solo Violin 3'

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in C Major for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 191 12'

Stefano Gervasoni (1962)
N. N. (swiss premiere) 10'

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in E-flat Major for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 253
«La tempesta di mare» 9'


Aureliano Cattaneo (1974)
«Estroso» for Solo Violin 5'

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in E Minor for 4 Violins, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 550 7'

Marco Stroppa (1959)
«Dilanio avvinto» for Violin and Recorder 3'

Giovanni Sollima (1962)
«Moghul» for Solo Violin 4'

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in D Major for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 208 «Grosso Mogul» 16'

CHF 160/135/95/40

For years Patricia Kopatchinskaja has accustomed us to her not doing anything like others. The programme she presents here with the historical instruments of the Milanese ensemble 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.
Event Locality
Kirche Saanen (Mauritiuskirche)
Chilchgasse 5
3792 Saanen
Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy AG
Dorfstrasse 60, Postfach
3792 Saanen
Tel.: +41 33 748 83 38
Fax: +41 33 748 83 39
Ticketing Gstaad
Promenade 41 / Tourismusbüro
3780 Gstaad
Tel.: +41 33 748 81 82
Fax: +41 33 748 81 83