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…and they all met in Vienna…

The Rosetta ensemble focuses on the interpretation of the classical masters. Within this program the Italian masters will prevail. In the unorthodox formation of soprano, violin and guitar, songs will performed of Mozart, Beethoven together with works of Cherubini, Cimarosa and Giuliani.

Mozart and Beethoven were not alone when travelling to Vienna to flourish in the immense musical richness of that city. Italian composers made the same journey to Vienna and made it their home aswell. There they and mingled and thrived in the aristocratic “Beau Monde” of this classical era.

There was for example Salieri born in Leganagno and already imperial Kapellmeister at Mozart’s arrival. He had among others, students like Beethoven and Cherubini. Then Cimarosa made his appereance and like Salieri’s he became Kapellmeister at the court. Beside the writing and staging of Operas of which the “Il Matrimonio Di Segreto” were to become a stunning success, he was dedicated to compose chamber music and compositions for guitar.
Early 19th century two more illustrious masters on the guitar joined the Viennise music scene: Carulli and Giuliani. Carulli would leave to Paris partly because the arrival of Giuliani in 1806. As soon as Giuliani arrived he earned great success joining Hummel and Beethoven on stage and composing a a serious amount of chamber music strongly influenced by Beethoven. Then Cherubini settled in 1805 in Vienna, and on his turn he was of tremendous influence on the vocal work of Beethoven.

The program Incontri Viennesi contains:

Songs of

Wolgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791
Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827
Domenico Cimarosa, 1749-1801
Luigi Cherubini, 1760-1842
Mauro Giuliani, 1781-1829

Duo’s for violin and guitar from

Ferdinando Carulli, 1770-1841
Mauro Giuliani, 1781-1829