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Vivaldi, Venice, and the Influence of Italy

Part of: Chamber Music Series

 Wednesday, December 5, 2018  7:30pm  The Morgan Library & Museum - Gilder Lehrman Hall Directions

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OSL Box Office: 212.594.6100 x2

With their emphasis on beautiful lines, immaculate detail, intricate counterpoint, and sparkling virtuosity, Italian Renaissance art and the music of the Baroque era have much in common. This concert puts these parallels in relief by juxtaposing The Morgan Library & Museum’s current exhibitions of altarpieces by Pontormo and  drawings by Tintoretto with chamber works by Italian Baroque composers, including Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Biber’s Sonata No. 3 in F Major, Corelli’s “La Folia,” and masterworks by Vivaldi and Merula. This performance is part of the Richard Gilder Chamber Music Series. Learn more about Venice and the composers and works on the program here.

The exhibitions Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters and Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice will be open at 6:30pm for concert attendees. The following first edition music will be on view in the Gilder Lehrman Hall:

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
“Follia,” op. 5, no. 12 from
Sonate a violino e violone o cimbalo
Rome: Gasparo Pietra Santa, 1700
First edition

Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection, 2008


Claudio Monteverdi

Selections from L'Orfeo

Antonio Vivaldi

Sonata for Cello in B-flat Major, RV 46

Arcangelo Corelli

Sonata for Violin in D Minor, Op. 5, No. 12, "La Folia"

Antonio Vivaldi

Trio Sonata in B Minor, RV 79

Tarquinio Merula


Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Strings in C Major, RV 117

Henrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

Sonata in F Major

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 157


St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble