Opening Concert

Friday, 10 May 2019, 8pm, Notre Dame

»From Venice to Naples and Back« – Enchanting vocal and instrumental music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643), Andrea Falconieri (1585/86 – 1656), Alessandro Grandi (ca. 1527 – 1630) and others from the time of the Seconda prattica – when rhetoric and text reigned as king over music.

A lovesick tenor, something that does indeed appear in the history of opera and operetta! Around 1600 one usually finds two lovesick tenors, who languish in yearning as they compete in thirds and sixths in song. Sometimes virtuoso, sometimes quite softly; sometimes rejoicing, sometimes whispering. And indeed, both duo and solo compositions become the »non plus ultra« in the first half of the Italian Seicento, the period between 1600 and 1650, both in sacred and secular, instrumental and vocal music.

Dávid Szigetvári, Bach Competition prize winner and world-wide esteemed Orfeo interpreter, will sing in duet with his tenor colleague Johannes Weiss, accompanied and supported by a first-class group of specialists for Early Baroque music. Coupled with the most refined poetry, the text becomes the conductor, who determines everything and lends inspiration to the composers: Monteverdi (1567 – 1643), Falconieri (ca. 1585 – 1656), Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643) and others. They conquered the world in both opera and oratorio with the loveliest music of the period of the Seconda prattica, both familiar and unfamiliar.

Translated from the German by Lucy Hallman Russell and Ray Carson Russell.

Dávid Szigetvári & Johannes Weiss, tenors
Heidi Gröger, alto viol & lirone
Patrick Sepec, basso da brazzo
Thor-Harald Johnsen, theorbo & baroque guitar
Margret Köll, tripel harp
Torsten Übelhör, chamber organ

Please note
The concert will be recorded by the Bayerischer Rundfunk, BR-KLASSIK.
The concert is with concert break.
BR Klassik

– 28,- EUR / 14,- EUR reduced*
– via Reservix-online
– at all Reservix advance sales offices
– at the evening box office

Notre Dame (Tourismuszentrale Naturpark Altmühltal)
Notre Dame 1
85072 Eichstätt

* Schüler, Studierende