Christmas Concert | Vocal and Strumental Ensemble Continuum | Luigi Azzolini Conductor – Streaming

 

In collaboration with Settimane Barocche di Brescia.

Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of his most brilliant composition. It concentrates his main processes of writing and it offers a vision of how Italian religious music could have been in XVIII century, particularly in Venice. Freer in its conception, it marks a rebirth of vocal composition influenced by Opera and it offers to singers numeour possibilities to show their vocal virtuosism. Almost contemporay to Vivaldi’s Gloria, Dixit Dominus was composed by Georg Friedrich Händel during his first trip in Rome in 1707. The psalm is divided in nine short musical movements, alternating parts for solists groups, choir, strings and continuo; the composer manages to blend the Italian style, where solists parts do not hide the Opera mark, and counterpointistic writing, which Händel claims a great mastery on thanks to his Germany studies. The programme offers the occasion to enjoy in a single night two of the most beautiful sacred pages of Baroque repertoire.

 

PROGRAMME
Antonio Vivaldi
Gloria in re maggiore RV 589 per soli, coro, tromba, oboe, archi e basso continuo

Georg Friedrich Händel
Dixìt Dominus Domino meo, HWV 232
Concerto sacro per soli: Soprano I Soprano II, Contralto, Tenore, Basso
coro a 5 voci miste, archi e basso continuo

SOLISTS
Karin Selva Soprano
Elena Bertuzzi Soprano
Chiara Brunello Alto
Gian-Luca Zoccatelli Tenor
Gionni Asolari Bass


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