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
PorporaOcchi 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