Morning Reflections 1: Inspired by Harmonies

Saturday, 3. September 2011
Concert No. 3, St. Aloysius Church at 11:00

Festival Maribor String Orchestra
Janez Podlesek - lead violin

Satu Vänskä - violin
Diemut Poppen – viola
Maja Rome - viola
Monika Leskovar - violoncello
Giovanni Sollima - violoncello
Domen Marinčič - harpsichord

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern: Partia VII in C Minor
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A Minor, No. 5, Op. 9, RV 358 ´La cetra´(1727)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for cello (viola) No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (1717-23)
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor, RV 531
Antonio Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico, Op.3 No. 11 in D Minor, RV 565 (1711)

With its innovative, imaginative approach to music making, Vivaldi's 1711 set of 12 concertos L’Estro Harmonico (Harmonic Inspirations) quickly gained reputation as one of the most important musical compositions of the 18th century, inspiring even such musical giants as Johann Sebastian Bach and establishing the model that composers of orchestral concerti would follow for the next 200 years. Today, exactly 300 hundred years later, the music still possesses the same magical powers that first captured the Venetian audiences: its richness, joyfulness, and colourfulness as opulent as Venetian balls, bestowing the listener with sheer musical delight.