Music Australia

Mon 08 October

Cello Napoletano

Van Diemen's Band

Presented in association with Melbourne Recital Centre

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$59–$69 | Melbourne Recital Centre


Music flowed like sunlight through every corner of the eighteenth-century sea port of Naples—from the church to the court, the mountains to the shore. Now a ravishing new ensemble from the southern tip of Australia offers a window into this much-neglected artistic culture.

Under the direction of Melbourne-born violinist Julia Fredersdorff, Van Diemen's Band is a hand-picked who's who of Baroque music today, its members having played with the most celebrated ensembles of Europe and Australia. With Cello Napoletano they turn their attentions to the lush musical climate that flourished in Naples.

The program's highlight is the music of composer and violinist Nicola Fiorenza, whose famously eccentric and hot-blooded temperament echoes through his stirring work. Complemented by the music of Alessandro Scarlatti and Francesco Geminiani, these compositions are redolent with the passion and fire of the Italian opera of the era, while retaining a mystery and charm all of their own.


 

REPERTOIRE

ARCANGELO CORELLI
Concerto Grosso
Op 6 No 4
ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI
Sinfonia to Clori,
Dorino e Amore
NICOLA FIORENZA
Cello Concerto
NICOLA FIORENZA
Cello Concerto
FRANCESCO GEMINIANI
Concerto Grosso
Op 3 No 3
DOMENICO SCARLATTI
Sinfonia
LUIGI BOCCHERINI
Guitar Quintet No 9
NICOLA FIORENZA
Cello Concerto
Artistic Director
Julia Fredersdorff
Van Diemen's Band
with
Cello
Catherine Jones (ITA / AUS)
Guitar
William Carter (UK)
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