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ore 21:30
Courtyard of Sapienza
ore 21:30
Courtyard of Sapienza

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Concert starts at 9.30 p.m.

You can buy tickets until 9 p.m.

Normal ticket € 20, reduced price for under 30 € 10


Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
(Venezia, 1678 – Vienna, 1741)

Concerto in Re minore per violino, archi e basso continuo, RV 813
Allegro – [Adagio] – Allegro – Adagio – Andante – Largo – Allegro

Sonata in Sol maggiore per violino, violoncello e basso continuo, RV 820
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

In memoria æterna, da Beatus vir, RV 795, versione strumentale

Concerto in Re maggiore per violino, archi e basso continuo, RV 818, per Anna Maria
Allegro – Largo – Allegro

Sonata in Re minore per due violini e basso continuo

Op. I, n. 12, RV 63, La Follia

Sinfonia dall’opera Il Farnace, RV 711-D
Allegro – Andante – Allegro

Federico Maria Sardelli,  conductor and narrator

Federico Guglielmo, solo violin

Raffaele Tiseo, Paolo Cantamessa, violin

Pasquale Lepore, viola

Bettina Hoffmann, cello

Nicola Domeniconi, double bass

Simone Vallerotonda, theorbe

The show takes the form of a concert-reading and is entirely dedicated to Vivaldi’s work, inspired by the text L’AFFARE VIVALDI by Federico Maria Sardelli, published by Sellerio, winner of the 2015 Comisso prize for fiction. Sardelli’s narration moves along various itineraries, giving the viewer the opportunity to follow, both musically and musicologically, the fascinating journey of an enormous musical heritage that risked being lost. The popular fortune of Vivaldi’s “Quattro stagioni” has certainly made the composer’s name familiar to the general public, but perhaps it has also constituted an obstacle to the wider knowledge of his vast, complex and fascinating work. The many Vivaldi enthusiasts, while appreciating his orchestral compositions and vocal music, both sacred and profane, are however unaware that a very large part of Vivaldi’s opus has remained buried for centuries in the library of decayed aristocratic families, and it has risked not to see the light again.