For the final Palace Concert, entitled »Carte blanche«, Jan Vogler promised a surprise evening with a beautiful program and high-carat guests. Now the secret has been revealed and the trumps played: join us in looking forward to an exceptional chamber music evening, for which Jan Vogler has invited two celebrated musician friends, violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Martin Stadtfeld.
The artists, who form a unique trio for this evening, play a program dedicated to musical friendships: in addition to Johannes Brahms’ passionate Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, written when he was trying to win Clara Schumann’s affection, it includes two works by Antonín Dvořák as well: the Violin Sonata in F major, which is occasionally reminiscent of his mentor and friend Brahms in its sound and expressivity, and the Piano Trio in F minor – a masterwork of chamber music of almost symphonic density.
Gil Shaham – Violin
Jan Vogler – Violoncello
Martin Stadtfeld – Piano
Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 1 in E minor Op. 38
Antonín Dvořák: Sonata forViolin and Piano in F major Op. 57
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor Op. 65
There is a change of program and performers for the originally planed concert with Julia Lezhneva and the ensemble Il Baroquisti. On stage the contertenor Xavier Sabata is now joined by his Spanish singer collegue Sabina Puértolas and the La Folia Barockorchester. Presenting a passionate program with excerpts from operas by Georg Frideric Handel und works by Antonio Vivaldi a joyful evening is guaranteed.
The La Folia Baroque Orchestra joins soprano Sabina Puértolas and countertenor Xavier Sabata at the Frauenkirche for a veritable fireworks of sound. The two Spaniards take the audience on an emotional journey through the great operas of the master of baroque stagecraft, George Frideric Handel, singing arias about the joys and sorrows of love. Orchestral interludes are provided in the shape of two concerti by another famous baroque composer: Antonio Vivaldi. The Concerto in G minor was actually written for the Dresden Court Orchestra, the legendary ensemble of the Court of Saxony, whose well-connected concertmaster Pisendel had been a close friend of the composer since his travels through Italy in 1716/17.
La Folia Barockorchester
Robin Peter Müller – Direction S
abina Puértolas – Soprano
Xavier Sabata – Countertenor
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor »per l'orchestra di dresda« RV 577
Georg Friedrich Händel: »Il duello amoroso«. Kantata for Soprano, Alto and Orchestra HWV 82
Georg Friedrich Händel: Sinfonia from the Opera »Scipione« HWV 20
Georg Friedrich Händel: »Scoglio d’immota fronte«. Aria of Berenice from the Opera »Scipione«
Georg Friedrich Händel: »Otton qual portentoso fulmine« and »Voi che udite il mio lamento«. Rezitativo and Aria of Agrippina from the Opera »Agrippina«
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto con molti istromenti in D minor RV 566
Georg Friedrich Händel: »Il mio crudel martoro«. Aria of Ariodante from the Opera »Ariodante«
Georg Friedrich Händel: »Vivi tiranno«. Aria of Bertarido from teh Opera »Rodelinda«
Georg Friedrich Händel: »Io t’abbraccio«. Duet of Rodelinda and Bertarido from the Opera »Rodelinda«
The 2019 Festival season from May 16 to June 10 has chosen the motto »VISIONS«, which also refers to the Bauhaus centennial. For 56 the program includes visionary precursors of music as well as works inspired by the Bauhaus movement and wants to overcome genre boundaries and revive traditions – all in the spirit of the Bauhaus philosophy.
»What our society lacks is vision! Culture, the arts, music can be precursors, paving the way for their times. Next year, we commemorate the founding of the Bauhaus in 1919. The idea of bringing style, good taste and quality to all areas of life has always inspired me. During the 2019 festival, each concert in itself – and the entire, highly diverse program – is a creation promising a particularly profound and visionary musical experience, inspired by the Bauhaus vision,« Jan Vogler said in Dresden.
We welcome world-class orchestras and soloists to Dresden, for example the Vienna Philharmonic, the Orchester of the Mariinsky Theatre, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Further highlights include encounters with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, René Pape and Lisa Batiashvili, a perfor-mance of Stravinsky’s »The Rake’s Progress« under Barbara Hannigan and the final concert with the rock and blues legend Eric Clapton. The series of world premieres continues with a concerto for cello and orchestra that encompasses the world, with movements written by composers from three continents, Nico Muhly, Sven Helbig and Zhou Long. Visions of the Bauhaus era can be admired in a reconstruction of Oskar Schlemmer’s »Triadic Ballet« and the project « Kandinsky meets Mussorgsky«.