Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi

Vivaldi, the Farewell Concerti

January 8 – 12, 2018  – Ensemble of 14

The year 1740 finds Antonio Vivaldi at his mature musical prime but financially troubled. Seeking a change of fortune, he moves from Venice to Vienna, but passes away within the year! In this program Fabio Biondi and his talented band explore the greatness of the master’s final year alongside works by Venetian & Viennese colleagues who he may have heard, including Vivaldi, Galuppi, Reutter & Reinhardt.

From La Scala in Milan, to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to Disney Hall in LA, to Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Fabio Biondi and his ensemble are acclaimed for their revolutionary, passionate performances. Their Four Seasons CD sold an astounding 500,000 copies worldwide!

Gramophone writes simply “Europa Galante are acknowledged as the world’s best.”

A new style
B.GALUPPI Adriano in siria – Ouverture (1740)
The end in Venice
A.VIVALDI String concerto “Il coro delle muse” (1740)
Concerto per violin A major “con eco in lontano” RV 552(1740)
Vienna
REUTTER Sinfonia in d minor
-intermission-
I.J. HOLZBAUER Flute concerto in G mayor
JOHANN GEORG REINHARDT (1686 – 1742) Sonata a quattro violini e basso
The end
A. VIVALDI Violin concerto C major RV 186
Violin concerto in b flat major RV 371 13′
15 musicians fb + 6 vl, 2vla,2vlc,db, theorbo, harpsichord, flute

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