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Program: #08-19, Air Date: 04/28/08

The brilliant Rinaldo Alessandrini brings his ensemble to Istanbul with a special Vivaldi program featuring soloist Sara Mignardo.

This series is made possible in part by a grant from the American-Turkish Council, Raymond James International Holding (independent investment and financial planning advice and investment banking services in the United States and Turkey since 1962), and the American Friends of Turkey.

This year's festival (June 6 through June 30, 2008) looks at the myriad forms of chamber ensembles from major European capitals with a stunning array of soloists. We will preview two great baroque ensembles and two extraordinary soloists.

NOTE: The brilliant Rinaldo Alessandrini brings his ensemble to Istanbul with a special Vivaldi program featuring soloist Sara Mingardo. This program looks at a variety of his recordings.

I. 150 Years of Italian Music, Volume III: Da Pasquini a Frescobaldi (Intro music and during breaks; Rinaldo Alessandrini, organ & Harpsichord). Opus 111 CD OPS 30-125.

II. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Il sesto libro de madrigali (Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini).
Naive CD OP 30423.

--MONTEVERDI: Sestina (Lagrime d'Amante al Sepolcro dell'Amati--"Tears of a Lover at the Tomb of His Beloved")

III. Arie, Madrigali, & Cantate (Sara Mingardo/Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini).
Opus 111/Naive CD OP 30395.

--TARQUINIO MERULA (c.1595-1665): Hor ch'e tempo di morire ("When the time comes to die/Sleep, my son, do not cry").
--GIOVANNI SALVATORE (1600-c.1688): Allor che Tirsi udia ("When Thyrsis heard that untimely death/Had too soon robbed his beloved of life").

IV. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerti e Cantate (Sara Mingardo/Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini).
Opus 111/Naive CD OP 30181.

--VIVALDI: Cantata "Amor, hai vinto" RV 683 ("Love, you have won/Behold my breast pierced by your arrows").

Composer Info

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), TARQUINIO MERULA (c.1595-1665), GIOVANNI SALVATORE (1600-c.1688)

CD Info

Naive CD OP 30423, Opus 111/Naive CD OP 30181, Opus 111 CD OPS 30-125, Opus 111/Naive CD OP 30395,