Artists

Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi

Violin & Conductor

Ian Bostridge

Tenor

Program

Dario Castello

Sonata XV

Claudio Monteverdi

Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Carlo Farina

Capriccio stravagante a 4 «Ein Kurtzweilig Quodlibet»

Claudio Monteverdi

Tempro la cetra

Dario Castello

Sonata XVI a 4

Sigismondo D'India

Che vegg'io ohimè / Lamento d'Orfeo

Duration: c.: 1h 30m with one intermission

The Italian ensemble Europa Galante, founded in 1990 by Fabio Biondi, is known for its performances of instrumental, vocal, and operatic repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. At the Pierre Boulez Saal, the musicians are joined by Ian Bostridge, one of today’s most stylistically versatile tenors, in works by Claudio Monteverdi and Sigismondo d’India that mark the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque era, including the dramatic madrigal Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Also heard are instrumental pieces by Carlo Farina and Dario Castello.