Il Maestro di Capella
The Bremer Barockorchester presents a program based on the work Il Maestro di Capella by Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), which focuses entirely on the caprices and dramatic movement of the music from the second half of the 18th century. The middle of this concert showcases an intermezzo with a full orchestra and a singer. The audience experiences an orchestral rehearsal in which a conductor tries to make the individual groups of instruments sound according to his wishes. The result doesn’t always seem to satisfy him. The Neapolitan Cimarosa uses this attempt of a rehearsal as an extremely entertaining musical encounter, which at the same time could be viewed as a finely crafted and funny orchestral performance. In addition to this staged Italian work, music by C. W. Gluck, one of the most famous opera composers of his time, is performed, as well as a rediscovery that is probably less known to the majority of the audience, but whose musical expressiveness is all the more thrilling.
Franz Ignaz Beck (1734-1809)
Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801)
“Il Maestro di Capella”
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Suite Imaginaire from “Orfeo ed Euridice” and “Semiramis”
April 23, 2021