Artistic director: Zsolt Kalló
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6/6, HWV 324
Benda: Symphony in A major, No. 8, L1.8
Bend: Flute Concerto in E minor, L2.4
Featuring: Andrea Bertalan - flute
Ph. E. Bach: Symphony in B Minor, No. 5, Wq 182/5, H 661
Capella Savaria is the oldest chamber orchestra in Hungary that plays on period instruments. The ensemble, which has been operating for 38 years, has produced over 80 recordings. More than two-thirds of these are world-class recordings gaining them international recognition.
Zsolt Kalló, the Liszt Prize-winning violinist and artistic director of the band, will also briefly introduce the program, bringing these masterpieces even closer to the audience.
Georg Friedrich Händel wrote his twelve piece op. 6 Concerto Grosso for strings in 1740. The series, along with Bach's six Brandenburg cooncertos, is considered a high point of Baroque orchestral pieces. Tonight, Capella Savaria perform the 6th piece of the series.
Franz Benda was born in 1709 in the Kingdom of Bohemia. His works are considered a transition between Baroque and Classical music. In addition to individual melodic lines, the periodic repetition of recurring motifs can be observed. Following the Symphony in A major (No. 5, L1.8), the audience will hear the flute concerto in E minor (L2.4) featuring flute artist Andrea Bertalan.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (or Hamburg Bach) was born in Weimar in 1714, the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The composer, organist, harpsichordist and creator of the Classical style in music, has been in the service of Frederick the Great for almost thirty years. Between 1755 and 1762 he wrote nine of his symphonies for strings and wind instruments in Berlin, all three-movement pieces. The Symphony in B minor (No. 5, Wq 182/5, H 661) is one of the gems of this series.
Tickets: 2000 Ft, Senior and Student tickets: 1000 Ft