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Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
Julia Lezhneva & Venice Baroque Orchestra

11 October 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Pure Baroque

Julia Lezhneva & Venice Baroque Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6/4
Vivaldi: “Agitata da due venti” – Constanza's aria from the opera Griselda
Vivaldi: “Sposa son disprezzata” – Irene's aria from the opera Bajazet
Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV 580 (transcription for harpsichord and orchestra)
Händel: “Alla sua gabbia d'oro” – Rossane's aria from the opera Alessandro
Händel: “Brilla nell'alma” – Rossane áriája from the opera Alessandro

INTERMISSION

Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Graun: “D'ogni aura al mormorar” – Aristeo's aria from the opera L'Orfeo
Händel: “Un pensiero nemico di pace” – aria from the oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità
Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in D major, RV 428 (ʻIl gardellinoʼ)
Händel: “Lascia la spina” – aria from the oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità
Graun: “Mi paventi il figlio indegno” – Agrippina's aria from the opera Britannico

Julia Lezhneva (soprano)
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Andrea Marcon

Julia Lezhneva needs no introduction to enthusiasts of early music – over the past few years, the  Hungarian public  has had several opportunities to marvel at her crystal-clear, silky voice, magnificent coloratura and richly emotional expressiveness. The fairy tale-like career of the Russian soprano started just ten years ago, in 2010, when Kiri Te Kanawa invited her to appear and she took a sensational win in the Royal Albert Hall in London at the Classical Brit Awards. This time, the singer – who is in her early thirties – arrives at the Liszt Academy with Venice Baroque Orchestra, masters of the 17-18th century repertoire. They are conducted by Andrea Marcon, the founding harpsichordist-musicologist. The core of the programme is made up of arias by Vivaldi, Graun and Händel, and baroque concertos in a glorious production featuring instrumental soloists of the ensemble.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 8 800, 10 500, 12 200, 13 900

Season ticket:

Pure Baroque Autumn 2020

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