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Vivaldi, Venice, and the Influence of Italy
Part of: Chamber Music Series
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
Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection, 2008
Selections from L'Orfeo
Sonata for Cello in B-flat Major, RV 46
Sonata for Violin in D Minor, Op. 5, No. 12, "La Folia"
Trio Sonata in B Minor, RV 79
Concerto for Strings in C Major, RV 117
Henrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Sonata in F Major
Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 157