2017.10.31 19.00

Solti Hall

Concerto Armonico Budapest

Concerto Armonico Budapest

Van Wassenaer („Pergolesi”):
Concerto Armonico No. 3 in A major
Vivaldi:
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, RV 310
Vivaldi:
Concerto No.2 for Two Violins, Cello and Strings in G major, RV 578
Vivaldi:
Concerto No. 4 for Four Violins, Cello and Strings in E minor, RV 550
Van Wassenaer („Pergolesi”):
Concerto Armonico No. 2 in B-flat major
Vivaldi:
Violin Concerto No. 6 in A minor, RV 356
Vivaldi:
Concerto No. 5 for Four Violins, Cello and Strings in A major, RV 519
Vivaldi:
Concerto No.1 for Four Violins, Cello and Strings in D major, RV 549
Concerto Armonico Budapest (artistic director: Miklós Spányi) Concert master: Gábor Homoki

Some critics avow that Vivaldi’s concerto series L’Estro Armonico (Harmonic Inspiration) was perhaps the most influential publication of the 18th century. It is a fact that very little music has ever elicited such an explosive success and at the same time fashion wave than this opus, which contains concertos for one, two or four violins in four trio groups. The fantastic collection is widely known today, yet it only appears very rarely in its entirety. Concerto Armonico undertake this project in two most promising evenings: the orchestra perform all 12 concertos on Vivaldi’s opus 3 series with solos by members of the ensemble. The Vivaldi collection is joined by works from the six concerto armonicos after which the ensemble is named. The pieces were for many years considered to be by Italian composers (for a while they were ascribed to Pergolesi as well), but eventually it transpired that they were the superb compositions by the Dutch Count Wilhelm van Wassenaer, who as a nobleman could not publish them under his own name. However, the count was truly a musical, trained composer: his works are among the finest examples of Italian style concertos.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 500, 3 200