Concerti di Parigi
Royal Opera Orchestra
Under the Patronage of Madam Aline Foriel-Destezet
Stefan Plewniak Solo violin and conductor
The Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal, which devotes a series of concerts and recordings to works linking Vivaldi and Versailles, offers a programme combining the famous Quattro Stagioni with the Concerti di Parigi, true Vivaldian gems.
The Four Seasons created a sensation in Europe when it was published in 1725 in Amsterdam and was a great success in France. This highly descriptive programme music (storms, birds, hunting, etc.) is also a score of great virtuosity, a masterpiece which has become universal.
And what curiosities are these Concerti di Parigi? True Vivaldian string concerti, no doubt collected for publication, they have remained in the form of a meticulously produced manuscript.
While the second and fifth concerti are indeed in the French style no more is known about their connection with Paris – however they date from the 1720s when Vivaldi received prestigious commissions from the French Ambassador in Venice, including the famous Senna Festeggiante. In any case, these are magnificent, balanced and daring concerti, perfectly Vivaldian, immediately identifiable: Venice, Vivaldi, Versailles.... finally brought together by the Royal Opera Orchestra and its dashing solo violinist Stefan Plewniak, for a concert of baroque fireworks!!!
Available in the discographic collection of Château de Versailles Spectacles' label.
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PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.
PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.
REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders, the Cercle of Rameau members and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).
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