(photo: Man Ray)

Musikfest Berlin

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Bernhard Forck direction

Sunhae Im soprano

Jakob von Uexküll Redner

Amore Perduto – Music of the Early Italian Baroque

Marco Uccelini

Sinfonia seconda a cinque stromenti in D major from Ozio Regio, op. 7

Claudio Monteverdi

Lamento dʼArianna from Il sesto libro de Madrigali a cinque voci

Salamone Rossi

The Songs of Solomon (Excerpts)

Antonio Sartorio

Excerpts from L’Orfeo

Alessandro Stradella

Sinfonia in D minor

Alessandro Stradella

Affliggetemi pure, amare memorie, Cantata for Soprano and Continuo

Johann Rosenmüller

Sonata nona à cinque in D major from Sonate à 2,3,4 e 5 stromenti da arco et altri

Marco Uccelini

Sinfonia quarta a cinque stromenti in C major from Ozio Regio, op. 7

Francesco Cavalli

Dunque, Giove immortale – Verginella io morir vo, Recitative and Aria of Calisto from La Calisto

Marco Uccelini

Sinfonia sesta a cinque stromenti in D major from Ozio Regio, op. 7

Francesco Cavalli

Sien mortali o divini – Non è maggior piacere, Recitative and Aria of Calisto from La Calisto

Reception following the concert in the exhibition foyer of the Kammermusiksaal

A joint event by IPPNW-Concerts, Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin and the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

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Claudio Monteverdi’s contemporaries, pupils and successors in spirit assemble here to perform virtuoso works with and without vocal accompaniment. Salomone Rossi, named “Hebreo” due to his Jewish origins, was one of Monteverdi’s colleagues in Mantua. His instrumental works, as well as his many-part compositions for a reformed synagogue service, which he published under the title Songs of Solomon, were pioneering pieces of music. Luigi Rosso and Antonio Sartorio, who were one to two generations later than Monteverdi, are just two examples of the stimulating history of reception of Monteverdi’s Orfeo on later composers. Francesco Cavalli was summoned by Monteverdi to his court chapel at San Marco in Venice; first as a boy soprano, then as a tenor, he soon became the most famous opera composer of his generation after Monteverdi. Marco Uccellini’s musical-theatrical works have not survived; but his instrumental works, which are virtuoso in their demands, have an original use of form, survived. Alessandro Stradella extravagances in art, both vocal and instrumental, corresponded to escapism from life.

(photo: Man Ray)