VIVALDI - The Four Seasons

Fri, 15. Mar 2019 | 08:15 PM
CATEGORY
CONCERT
Location
Karlskirche | Saint Charles Church
Kreuzherrengasse 1, 1040 Wien, Österreich
Vienna|Wien, Austria
Rubric
CHURCH CONCERTS
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
Termin
I
40.00 €
I Child Student (until 26)
25.00 €
II
32.00 €
II Child Student (until 26)
20.00 €
III
28.00 €
III Child Student (until 26)
16.00 €

Orchestra 1756 (on period instruments) and Soloists

St. Charles Church was finished in 1737. Four years later, on July 28th, 1741, Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi died in Vienna. He was buried just a few meters from St. Charles Church at “Spittaler Gottesacker“ (God's Acre). Today, neither the cemetery with Vivaldi's grave, nor Mozart's grave, exist. The Technical University was built on the grounds of the former cemetery. A simple stone plaque on the building commemorates Vivaldi's brilliance in composing.

The so called FOUR SEASONS are a compilation of four revolutionary violin concerts. Four poems - which might've been written by Vivaldi - are the image of the composition which shows us furious thunder storms and flashes, breaking ice and twittering of birds, sleeping shepherds, barking dogs, a band of hunters and many more spectacular impressions.

 

Ensemble 1756

on period instruments
DIMITRIS KARAKANTAS, baroque violin
MARELIZE GERBER, soprano

In 2006, Mozart’s 250th birthday was used as an opportunity to found the Orchestra & Ensemble 1756. The ensemble devotes itself to the interpretation of musical works composed between 1750 and 1800. The unique Mozart sound originates from intensive work with the style of the 18th century, historic instruments and a balanced formation of musicians. The Choir of the Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft demands responsibility and quality from every single member. Depending on the repertoire, the choir consists of 16 to 24 singers, who are chosen by strict annual auditions. Both Orchestra 1756 and Choir are submitted to a strict stylistic criteria. The choir and orchestra 1756 regulary perform in Salzburg and Munich, and have published Mozarts Requiem on CD and DVD.

Program

VIVALDI: The four seasons
VIVALDI: Motet “Nulla in mundo pax sincera“ RV 630
VIVALDI: Aria “Agiata da due Venti“ opera “Griselda“ RV 718
VIVALDI: Aria “Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia“ opera “Ottone in villa“RV 729
VIVALDI: Aria “Sposa son disparezzata“ opera “Bajazet“ RV 703