Mondays and Fridays in August
This August, Stingray Classica premieres two incredible concerts. On Friday, August 12 at 21:00 CEST, Argentinian conductor and harpsichordist Leonardo García Alarcón conducts his ensemble Cappella Mediterranea in a program of Italian Baroque music. His spouse, Argentinian soprano Mariana Flores, stars as the solist in this performance recorded at the magnificent Église Notre-Dame in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France. On Friday, August 19 at 21:00 CEST, Stefano Conticello leads the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Bologna in an all-Mozart program. Italian pianist Maurizio Baglini is the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503. These broadcasts are repeated on Monday, August 15 (Capella Mediterranea) and Monday, August 22 (Orchestra of Teatro Comunale) at 21:00 CEST.
Vocal baroque works by Cavalli, Strozzi & Bembo
August 12 and 15 | 21:00
Argentinian conductor and harpsichordist Leonardo García Alarcón leads his ensemble Cappella Mediterranea in a program of Italian Baroque music. The ensemble performs some of the finest Baroque pieces composed by Francesco Cavalli, a prominent composer in 17th-century Venice, and two of his famous students, Barbara Strozzi and Antonia Bembo. Argentinian soprano Mariana Flores presents the vocal works. On the program are ‘Mira questi due lumi’ from Cavalli’s Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo, ‘Dimmi, Amor, che farò’ from L'Oristeo, ‘Sinfonia della notte’ from L’Egisto, and ‘E vuol dunque Ciprigna’ from Ercole Amante; ‘M’ingannasti in verità’ from Bembo’s Produzioni armoniche consacrate a Luigi XIV; Strozzi’s Sino alla morte, Che si può fare, Lagrime mie, L’amante segreto, and è Pazzo il moi core; Biagio Marini’s La Romanesca; Tarquinio Merula’s Aria Sopra La Cieccona; and Dario Castello’s Sonata Seconda. This performance was recorded at the magnificent Église Notre-Dame of Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France, on August 26, 2020.
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 & Symphony No. 35
August 19 and 22 | 21:00
Stefano Conticello leads the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Bologna in a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart program. The concert opens with the Overture from Mozart’s popular opera “The Magic Flute”. This is followed by Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503, with Maurizio Baglini as the featured soloist. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 is just one of the twelve great piano concertos he composed during 1784 and 1786. The concert ends with Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, also known as the “Haffner Symphony”. On the occasion of the ennoblement of Sigmund Haffner in 1782, the prominent Salzburg Haffner family of businessmen and philanthropists commissioned Mozart to compose a new piece. Mozart agreed, and initially wrote a serenade before recasting it as a symphony a few months later: the “Haffner Symphony”. This performance was recorded at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Italy.