Baroque and twentieth century musical architectures from the Netherlands

Concert - Event posted by elena

Address: Piazza della Signoria , Florence

Date: Sunday 15 July 2018


20th edition
25 June - 08 August 2018 / 25th June - 08th August 2018

FLORENCE - Piazza della Signoria, Loggia dei Lanzi

Baroque and twentieth century musical architectures from the Netherlands

The youth training of the Netherlands, the Haydn Youth String Orchestra, will be the protagonist of the new musical event for the XX International Festival of Youth Orchestras. Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 20.30, in Piazza della Signoria, Jan-Ype Nota will direct the more than 40 members of the String Orchestra. The evening opens with the performance of the Concerto grosso n. 2 in C minor op. 1 by Pietro Locatelli. A baroque page, written by the Bergamasco composer, in which there is a real dialogue between the Concertino and all of the Concerto grosso based on appreciable plays of harmonic progressions, as well as brilliant virtuoso passages. A composer who joins our boot to the Netherlands as Locatelli died in Amsterdam in 1764, having been, since 1729, director of the Collegium Musicum. The solo violin of the young Azra Rustempašić, recently winner of the Grand Prixall International Festival Competition 'Stars of the Olympus', will duet with the Haydn Youth String Orchestra in the performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's Violin Concerto for Violin, Strings and Bassoon BWV 1041. Written in 1730 for the Orchestra of the Prince Leopold and divided into three movements -Allegro moderato, Andante and Allegro assai - the Concert combines energy and melodic sweetness, remaining faithful to the rigorous architectural line in Bach in which the solo violin is a concertante and virtuoso violin , rivaling with the all orchestral.
The evening closes with the chamber symphony for strings by Dmitri Shostakovich, born from the Quartet n. 8 in Dominor op. 110. An example of a musical biographical work in which Shostakovich describes the consequences of Nazism and World War II on the city of Dresden, a completely devastated city, razed to the ground by the Anglo-American bombardments, supported by the USSR. This symphony has become the soundtrack of the film 'Five days, five nights' of 1960, co-produced by Mosfilm and DEFA of the German Democratic Republic and brings dedication 'To the victims of fascism and war'. One of the most gloomy and distressing pages of the Russian composer, in the orchestral version by Rudolf Baršaj. A timeless yet very timely page although it has already been 58 years since its composition.

Free admission.

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