THE ANCIENT AND THE NEW

Tuesday, September 24th – 8.30 PM

ORATORIO DI SAN FILIPPO NERI

BACH-HÄNDEL I

La Venexiana

 «Italian Duets»

If compared to an opera scene with two characters, the chamber duet allows to linger on compositional subtleties that could not be presented to the diverse audience of a public theatre hall; to experiment with unedited vocal and instrumental solutions, and to entice with the spiciness of unexpected modulations. In this lively and seductive genre, young Händel crossed the road with Italian predecessors and rivals such as Antonio Lotti, Agostino Steffani and Giovanni Bononcini, whose scores were circulating “in exclusive first showing” on the music stands of crowned heads and noble people all around Europe. Leader in the panorama of Renaissance and Baroque vocal and instrumental performance, the ensemble La Venexiana provides interpretations that are never obvious, but always refined and communicative, thus highlighting the appeal of these Händelian pages more than ever.

Georg Friedrich Händel

Va’ speme infida (for two sopranos)

Caro autor di mia doglia (for two sopranos)

 

Domenico Gabrielli

Cello Sonata in A major

 

Giovanni Bononcini

Chi d’amor tra le catene (for two sopranos)

from “Duetti da camera” op.8 (Bologna, Marino Silvani 1701)

 

Georg Friedrich Händel

Quel fior che all’alba ride (for two sopranos)

Ahi nelle sorti umane (for two sopranos)

Amor gioie mi porge (for two sopranos)

 

Domenico Gabrielli

Cello Sonata in G major

 

Giovanni Bononcini

Quanto è cara (for two sopranos)

from “Duetti da camera” op.8 (Bologna, Marino Silvani 1701)

 

Georg Friedrich Händel

No, di voi non vo’ fidarmi (for two sopranos)

Ticket Price
posto unico € 22

Oratorio di
San Filippo Neri

via Manzoni 5

Bologna