Artists

Europa Galante

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Fabio Biondi

Violin & Conductor

Ian Bostridge

Tenor

Program

Sonata XV

Sonata XVI a 4

Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Capriccio stravagante a 4 «Ein Kurtzweilig Quodlibet»

Incassum, Lesbia, incassum rogas (Trauergesang auf den Tod von Queen Mary II. Z 383)

Toccata per l’Elevazione from Fiori Musicali Op. 12

Bergamasca from Fiori Musicali Op. 12

Capriccio sopra la Girolmeta from Fiori Musicali Op. 12

Tempro la cetra

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

The Italian ensemble Europa Galante, founded in 1990 by Fabio Biondi, is known for its performances of instrumental, vocal, and operatic repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. At the Pierre Boulez Saal, the musicians are joined by Ian Bostridge, one of today’s most stylistically versatile tenors, in works by Claudio Monteverdi and Henry Purcell that mark the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque era, including the dramatic madrigal Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Also heard are instrumental pieces by Carlo Farina and Dario Castello.