Andreas Scholl/Invocazioni Mariane

A Mother's Tears

14 March 2017 / 19:30

Andreas Scholl explores the purity and the passion of Baroque Italy’s musical love affair with the Virgin Mary.

Andreas Scholl is a countertenor on a mission, and in the virtuoso period-instrument ensemble Accademia Bizantina he’s found an equally committed partner. These rarely-heard musical homages to the Virgin Mary are poignant, expressive, and ravishingly beautiful. 

But don’t just take our word for it. Haydn took lessons from Porpora, Mozart was a fan of the Neapolitan composer Pasquale Anfossi, and Leonardo Vinci’s sacred music positively blazes with operatic feeling. In Scholl and the Accademia Bizantina, these neglected masters have found unbeatable champions. Come and share both glorious music-making and the joy of rediscovery.

Programme & Performers

Porpora Occhi mesti; Per pietà turba feroce, arias from Il Trionfo della Divina Giustizia nei
tormenti e morte di Gesù Cristo

Ragazzi Sonata a 4 in C minor
Anfossi Salve Regina
Vinci Sinfonia; Chi mi priega; Tutti son del materno mio seno from Oratorio di Maria dolorata
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 332
Vivaldi Stabat Mater

Accademia Bizantina
Andreas Scholl

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