Artists

Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi

Violin

Andrea Rognoni

Violin

Stefano Marcocchi

Viola

Alessandro Andriani

Violoncello

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet in C major K. 157

Carlo Monza

String Quartet in F major "La fucina di vulcano"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet in G major K. 80

Carlo Monza

String Quartet in B-flat major "Il giocatore"

Carlo Monza

String Quartet in D major "Opera in musica"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet in G major K. 156

Carlo Monza

String Quartet in C major "Gli amanti rivali"

Approximate running time: 1h 15m without intermission

For the third time, the annual Barocktage festival of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden brings together leading ensembles and outstanding artists for ten days of music in Berlin. As in previous seasons, the Pierre Boulez Saal joins the Staatsoper to host several concerts. This year, the festival focuses on two composers of different generations who were instrumental in shaping the transition from the Baroque to the Classical era: Christoph Willibald Gluck and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Europa Galante pairs Mozart’s “Milanese Quartets,” written during his stay in the northern Italian city in the early 1770s, with string quartets by Carlo Monza—a composer hardly remembered today but an eminent musical authority at the time with whom Mozart certainly crossed paths while in Milan.

Barocktage 2020 – A production of the Pierre Boulez Saal in cooperation with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.