Vivaldi in the Catholic Cathedral of Moscow!
As soon as we hear Vivaldi’s name, “The Four Seasons” come to our mind without fail. However the composer wanted his name to be connected with another kind of music. He dreamed of the opera and wrote numerous compositions of this genre, but they were not in high demand. Perhaps the reason was that he tried to stage them by himself? As for “The Four Seasons”, he wrote them for a very famous educational institution of Venice, prototype of the modern conservatory of music.
Tonight’s concert is the composer’s dream come true. A soprano and an organ perform Vivaldi’s best opera arias, not less melodious and perfect than his “hits”. Besides we are going to listen to J.S. Bach’s organ masterpieces and to a sample of splendid collaboration of great masters, Vivaldi’s concertos arranged by Bach.
Concerto for organ in A minor (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 593
Motet “Canta in prato”
Concerto for organ in D minor (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 596
Aria “Domine Deus” from the cantata “Gloria”, RV 589
Aria “Sposa, son disprezzata” from the opera “Bajazet”
Concerto for organ in C major (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 594
Aria “Vedro con mio diletto” from the opera “Giustino”
Aria “Col piacer della mia fede” from the opera “Arsilda, regina del Ponto”
Tags: Baroque gems, Eternal classics, Italy, Organ and voice, Virtuoso performance