Programmes

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Nymph - Goddess - Amazon  
Metarmorphoses of the Women  
in Baroque Music  
   
Extract (tbc):  
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) “Piante ombrose” (from “Calisto”)
Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682) “La Medea” (cantata for soprano and b.c.)
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1735) “Arianna” (cantata for soprano, strings, b.c.)
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) “Riportai gloriosa palma” (from “Atalanta”)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) “Onde chiare” (from “Ercole sul termodonte”)
   
Besetzung: soprano, 2 violins,  
viola, violoncello, doublebass,  
theorbo, harp, harpsichord  
   
   
   
Il duello amoroso  
Sensual and Virtuosic Duets  
with Raffele Pe and Filippo Mineccia  
   
Cristoforo Caresana (1640-1709) “Lamento degli occhi per non potersi vedere l’uno
  con l’altro”
Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) Duet “Prigionier io chiudo in petto”
Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) Duet “Per saettarmi non ha più strali” S 444
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) “Caro autor di mia doglia” HWV 182a
Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) Duet “Io mi parto”
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Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) Duet “Lontan dall’idol mio” S 437
Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) “Crudeltà Rimproverata”
Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) Duet “Felice chi vi mira” S 420a
   
Instrumentation: 2 countertenors,  
violoncello, harp, theorbo, harpsichord  
Morir d’amore - Seduction and ‚Liebestod’  
Sigismondo d’India (1582-1629) Chi nudrisce mia speme cor mio (2 sopranos)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Bel Pastore (Soprano and tenor)
Luigi Rossi (1597-1653) Speranze sentite (2 sopranos)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Se il vostro cor Madonna (Tenor and bass)
Sigismondo d’India (1582-1629) La mia filli crudel (2 sopranos)
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) O soffrire, o fuggire (2 sopranos and bass)
Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679) Tirsi morir volea (Soprano, tenor and bass)
Luigi Rossi (1597-1653) Non ho che perder più (Soprano and bass)
Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) Il mio cor è un mar di pianti (2 sopranos)
Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682) Fulmini quanto sa (Soprano and bass)
   
Instrumentation: 4 singers, harp,  
theorbo, harpsichord  
Duration: 60 minutes without interval, may  
also be extended to 90 minutes with interval.  

Scherzi musicali - Passion and humor

Everyone knows Monterverdi’s stunning Lamenti, his sense for intensive melodies and painful harmonics. But the Italian composer was also a master of humor and his “Scherzi musicali” offer an entertaining mixture of true passion, (mostly) frivolous humor and a touch of melancholy.

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Damigella tutta bella / O Rosetta (Scherzi musicali)
Claudio Monteverdi Eccomi pronta ai baci (Settimo Libro dei Madrigali)
Ritornello: Biagio Marini (1594-1663) Una vecchia sdentata e bavosa (Scherzi e Canzonette)
Sinfonia: Claudio Monteverdi Oggi, oggi sarà Poppea (Incoronazione di Poppea)
Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665) Su la Cetra amorosa (Musiche concertate)
Sinfonia: Claudio Monteverdi Gira il nemico insidioso (Ottavo Libro dei madrigali)
Claudio Monteverdi Maledetto sia l’aspetto (Scherzi Musicali)
Sinfonia: Claudio Monteverdi Chi parla, chi parla? (Incoronazione di Poppea)
Claudio Monteverdi Bel Pastor (Nono Libro dei madrigali)
Sinfonia: Claudio Monteverdi Ohimè ch’io cado (Quarto Scherzo delle ariose vaghezze)
Ritornello: Claudio Monteverdi Amor se fossi arciero (Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria)
   
Instrumentation: 4 singers, 2 violins, viola,  
doublebass, harp, theorbo, harpsichord  

Round M - Monteverdi meets Jazz

With Round M, La Venexiana has conceived a programme that bridges Monteverdi’s music with the world of the 21st century. In their interpretation, theatricality typical of that time, attentiveness to the subtleties of language, contrasts between the artful and the popular and between the religious and profane are combined by the musicians with the modern sounds of a saxophone. The sound of the saxophone enables the melodies and harmonies of the 17th century to be updated to the present. Nevertheless, as with Monteverdi himself, the focus is on the language that accompanies and interprets the music.


Works by Sances, Monteverdi, Marini, Merula, Strozzi, Ferrari


Instrumentation: soprano, saxophone, drumset, 2 violins, theorbo, doublebass, harpsichord