With love, FiBO
Baroque music from Italian masters
Chédeville – Porpora – D. Scarlatti – Stradella – Vivaldi
Miikka Saarinen, trumpet
Anthony Marini and Anni Elonen, violin
Lea Pekkala, cello
Petteri Pitko, harpsichord
An essential part of Baroque music are various affects, emotional states, which composers sought to awaken in listeners in order to touch and influence them. Emotions with countless nuances were natural components in the expression of text-based singing, but the same ideas were also present in instrumental music. The key, gesturing and figures and different instruments had their own meaning in this Baroque “grammar”, which the listeners knew.
The contemporaries associated an almost extreme expressiveness with especially Italian Baroque. No instrumental means were alien to the colouring of the broad range of emotions and passions. The Italian style spread around Europe with composers, singers and instrumentalists, and it deeply affected the music especially in German-speaking Europe, but also elsewhere. In the early 18th century, one of the most well-known Italians was Antonio Vivaldi, whose music spread all over through numerous publications. Music by other composers was even sold in his name. This happened to the collection Il pastor fido (The Faithful Shepherd) which was published in Paris. The real composer, Frenchman Nicolas Chédeville, was not revealed until the 1990s.
The concert is part of Avanti's, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra's and FiBO's AUF project that offers listeners a chance to experience familiar and surprising things in concerts with orchestras from different genres. The day concert series' other concerts are With Joy, Avanti! on 28.3 and Quietly, UMO Helsinki on 9.4.
Duration: 1 h (no intermission)