Artists

Europa Galante

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Fabio Biondi

Violin & Conductor

Ian Bostridge

Tenor

Program

Dario Castello

Sonata XV

Dario Castello

Sonata XVI a 4

Claudio Monteverdi

Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Carlo Farina

Capriccio stravagante a 4 «Ein Kurtzweilig Quodlibet»

Sigismondo D'India

Che vegg'io ohimè / Lamento d'Orfeo

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Toccata per l’Elevazione from Fiori Musicali op. 12

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Bergamesca from Fiori Musicali op. 12

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Capriccio sopra la Girolmeta from Fiori Musicali op. 12

Claudio Monteverdi

Tempro la cetra

Approximate running time: 1h 45m 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 Sigismondo d’India 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.