Venetian Baroque Masterpieces
Last year’s spectacular Early Music Festival performance by the triumphant singer Julia Lezhneva and the conductor, violinist and countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky in the Rga Great Guild is still very fresh in the audience’s memory – there, Vivaldi’s music obtained a nearly fearsome drama, while Handel’s melodies cheered up even the most jaded of listeners. This time Sinkovsky is directing his creative genius towards the royal Venice, introducing us not only to the masterpieces of this Italian region, but also letting us see the true essence and creative DNA of Venice that through the centuries has been woven into the Venetian school as it floated through the historic twists and turns od Renaissance and Baroque. Give Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice another read, remind yourself of the name of your favourite Venetian artist, and you will glimpse a fuller view of the essence of this mysterious Italian metropolis.
Giovanni Battista Fontana, George Frideric Handel, Claudio Monteverdi, Riccardo Rognoni, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Giovanni Verocai, Antonio Vivaldi
Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin, counter tenor
Ilze Grudule, cello
Ieva Saliete, harpsichord