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Concert THE VIRTUOSOS FROM MAGDEBURG: HÄNDEL AND TELEMANN

Šventinis koncertų ciklas KALĖDOS VALDOVŲ RŪMUOSE 2018

29 December 2018, 19.00–21.00

A Festive Concert Series
CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE

International Early Music Ensemble
CANTO FIORITO:
Renata Dubinskaitė (mezzo-soprano)
Rodrigo Calveyra (recorders and artistic direction)
Juan Manuel Quintana (viola da gamba)
Davide Pozzi (harpsichord)

Program features Georg Friederich Händel, Georg Philipp Telemann

The Duchy of Magdeburg has granted us two of the most famous composers of the late Baroque period in Europe. One was especially known for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. His operatic work shows that he was not only a great composer, but also a dramatic genius. Händel’s name enjoys rightful notoriety in our days, since he was one of the most influential composers of his time.

Differently from Händel, Georg Philipp Telemann was almost forgotten in the nineteenth century and nowadays he is often considered as a minor composer. He settled in Hamburg in 1721, where he became the musical director of five main churches. No wonder that he had to compose more than 1,000 sacred cantatas, being considered today the most prolific composer of all times! As a multi-instrumentalist, he could compose idiomatically for all kinds of instruments. He was immensely popular not only in Germany, but in the rest of Europe as well.

In this program, the ensemble “Canto Fiorito” presents the most emblematic works of these two geniuses for the formation of voice, recorder, viola da gamba and harpsichord, exploring the vocal and instrumental virtuosity typical for the first half of the eighteenth century. La Lucrezia by Händel is his most powerful cantata. Seele, lerne dich erkennen by Telemann is a beautiful dialogue between the voice, the recorder and the continuo. The instrumental part of the program, no less powerful, presents pieces in very different and unusual formations.

Poetry and drama, sweetness and torment, fragility and strength; all fine ingredients to explore the spectrum of human emotions through the music of two geniuses, the two virtuosos from Magdeburg.


Tickets: 8, 12, 15, 18 Eur

Tickets available at the Museum's Box Office, "Bilietai LT" sale points and online at www.bilietai.lt (additional charges will apply).

Discounts offered for school and university students, seniors and the disabled.

Limited number of discount seats!


This concert arranged with an intermission. Latecomers will be asked to wait until the intermission starts.

Please refrain from bringing pre-school aged children to these concerts. They and their families are warmly invited to participate in educational activities at the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.