March07 2023 (Tue)
7:30 PM

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Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: March 07, 2023 | 19:30 (Tue)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704 in Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum

Southern Italian music can express the whole range of human emotions with extreme sug­gestiveness, from pure joy to deepest sorrow. One generation separates the lives of two great figures of eighteenth-century Neapolitan music, Alessandro Scarlatti and Francesco Durante, and their works are permeated with both sadness and hope. Scarlatti entered the history of music primarily as an opera composer, while the focus of Durante‘s legacy lies in the realm of sacred music. His extensive two-choir Requiem is one of the most impressive settings of the funeral mass of the 18th century.

Program: 

  • A. Scarlatti
    Miserere
  • F. Durante
    Concerto a quattro in g
  • F. Durante
    Requiem a due cori

Performing: 

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Václav Luks
 - conductor

Collegium 1704 is a Prague-based highly acclaimed Baroque orchestra established in 2005 by the conductor and harpsichordist Václav Luks. The orchestra & vocal ensemble present famous orchestral and choral works by well-known composers as well as long-forgotten and now rediscovered treasures of the Baroque repertoire. The ensemble has been successfuly promoting work of Czech masters like Jan Dismas Zelenka and Josef Mysliveček.

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