Long beloved melodies of the most known artists again resound in the Grand Salon of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum. From J.S. Bach to G.B. Fontana, from G.F. Handel to B. Marcello, seventeenth century notes characterize the return of the collaboration between the museum and the Homage to the Harpsichord association. A weekly appointment on Sunday afternoons, the music will float around the museum, creating a timeless atmosphere for the museum visitors exploring the rooms.
The initiative is organized together with Homage to the Harpsichord (Omaggio al Clavicembalo), an association, which since 1980 is dedicated to the dissemination of the repertoire for this instrument, in Italy and abroad. The association marries its members’ great passion for centuries old music and their enthusiasm, creating the happy conditions for realizing – in Italy and abroad – hundreds of concerts with the most heterogenous formation: soloists, multiple harpsichords, period instruments, voice and string orchestras. For many years, now, the activity of the association is dedicated to the harpsichordist Federico Colombo, who was a student of Marina Mauriello, but who passed away prematurely.
The concert is free and is included in the entrance fee of the museum.
The commentary is in Italian, but the music is universal.
March 8, 2020, 4 P.M.
Now je Spring Is Come
G. Baroli harpsichord / L. Conte soprano / J. Nastasi tiorba
Music: Anonymous English composer / Giles Farnaby / John Dowland / Henry Purcell
March 15, 2020, 4 P.M.
Music also tells stories…
A. Florit flute / F. Dragoni narrator / B. Panella harpsichord
Music: Dario Castello / Giovanni Battista Fontana / Girolamo Frescobaldi / Jan Van Eyck
Texts by Franco Dragoni
March 22, 2020, 4 P.M.
The Venetian ordeal
A. Florit flute / B. Palumbo soprano / D. Fontana harpsichord
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach / Georg Friedrich Händel / Antonio Vivaldi
Concert 4 P.M.
Museum entrance fee: 10.00 euro // Reduced price for members of the Omaggio al Clavicembalo association: 7.00 euro
Free entrance for members in good standing of the Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Association and active volunteers in the museum