Early Music Foundation
Early Music New York
Frederick Renz, Director
Venice to Vienna
The ‘new’ Italian style of Monteverdi and his contemporaries, blossoming at the turn of the 17th century, quickly made its way across the Alps, as Italians were engaged by Austrian and German courts. In addition to Monteverdi, composers will include Biber, whose "Battalia" has been an audience favorite for almost 350 years, and Farina, whose "Capriccio stravagante" features a veritable carnival of the animals.
Music by Monteverdi, Biber, Farina, Schmelzer, others.
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th Street, NYC
Program to include
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
Five Ritornelli and Moresca, from the opera Orfeo (1607)
Heinrich Ignaz von Biber (1644 – 1704)
Carlo Farina (c.1600 – 1639)
Capriccio stravagante (1627)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c.1620-23 – 1680)
Sonata a sei from Sacro-Profanus (1662)
Additional sonatas and canzonas by 17-century Italian contemporaries
(program subject to change)
$40.00 reserved seats
$20.00 student (w/valid ID, available at door, day of)
Tickets available by phone (212-280-0330), on-line (www.EarlyMusicNY.org) and at the door, half an hour prior to performance. Group discounts available by telephone. All major credit cards accepted.