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Specialized in underrated works for violin and viola composed by the great virtuosi of the turn of 18th and 19th Century

"the italian connection"

DUETS BY VIRTUOSO ITALIAN EMIGRANTS AT THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY
The Duos presented in this program were all composed by Italian “virtuosi” considered among the best violinists and violists of the second half of the 18th Century, who became famous and pursued their brilliant careers far away from Italy.
During the last decades of the 1700s, small Italian courts (with a few exceptions like Torino, Milano and Parma) were facing a slow but inexorable political and cultural decline; even Vivaldi's once famous orchestra of the “Ospedale della Pietà” in Venezia was disbanded in 1786, foreshadowing the subsequent fall of the ancient Republic.
It is not surprising that many of the best Italian musicians (Boccherini, Cherubini, Spontini, Viotti, Dragonetti to name but a few) were attracted by the two leading musical capitals of the time: Paris and London. Both of these cities offered a vibrant public and private musical life, with several Opera and Concert Series, and a fourishing market for published music.

Program

  • Felice GIARDINI Duetto in F Major (Manuscript).
  • Luigi BORGHI Duetto in D Major n.3 (from Duetti per violino e viola, Venezia ca. 1780)
  • Antonio LOLLI Sonata in C Major n.2 op.3 (from Cinq Sonates et un divertissement à violon & basse)
  • Giuseppe CAMBINI Duetto Concertante in C minor n.1 op.5
  • Niccolo MESTRINO Duetto Concertante in C Major op.3 n.6
  • Antonio Bartolomeo BRUNI Duetto Concertante in G Major n.5 op.25 (dedicated to Monsieur Guerin de Bruslart)


  • "ITALIANS IN PARIS "

    VIRTUOSO EMIGRANTS BETWEEN REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE


    Program

    • Antonio Bartolomeo BRUNI Duetto Concertante in D Major n.4 op.25 (dedicated to Monsieur Guerin de Bruslart)
    • Jean-Baptiste BREVAL Duetto in D Major n.3 (from Duetti per violino e viola, Venezia ca. 1780)
    • Niccolo MESTRINO Duetto Concertante in C Major op.3 n.6
    • Antonio Bartolomeo BRUNI Duetto Concertante in G Major n.5 op.25 (dedicated to Monsieur Guerin de Bruslart)





    • "Conversation between Violin and Viola"

      DUETTI CONCERTANTI AT THE END OF 18TH CENTURY AMONG STILE GALANTE AND CLASSICISM

      Program

      • Nicola ALIANI Duetto in C Major n.1
      • Alessandro ROLLA Duetto in D Major op.10 n.2 BI.48 (dedicated to Charles IV of Spain)
      • Felice GIARDINI Duetto in F Major
      • Niccolo MESTRINO Duetto Concertante in C Major op.3 n.6
      • Antonio Bartolomeo BRUNI Duetto Concertante in G Major n.5 op.25 (dedicated to Monsieur Guerin de Bruslart)








      • "STILE CONCERTANTE IN VIENNA"



        Program

        • Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Duetto in G Major n.1 KV 423
        • Franz Anton HOFFMEISTER Duetto in F Major n.3 op.7
        • Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Duetto in B flat Major n.2 KV 424