Requiem

Music by

Gabriel Fauré

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Rome, IT

Saturday January 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Monday January 25, 2016 - 8:30 PM
Tuesday January 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Soloists

Soprano  Lisette Oropesa
Baritone  Vito Priante
Violin  Michael Barenboim

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

About

Another dive in the twentieth century music for Antonio Pappano, this time with particular regard to the twentieth century.According to the famous definition of the historian Eric Hobsbawm, the twentieth century can be considered the "short century" for the incredible density of events that characterized it: the two of world wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and through a series of the political, technological and social changes. Arts and music have obviously done a counterpoint to these changes, often emphasizing the crucial moments. The Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy, with its new formal and sound, opens the stage in the history of French music where research timbre and harmonic sensibility become the cardinal points of his aesthetic and that, oscillating between impressionism and symbolism, will see the birth of the great masterpieces. No exception with respect to these assumptions, the Requiem by Fauré, of all the most intimate and discreet (there is in fact absent the Dies Irae ), page sincere and intense spirituality diluted sounds muffled and precious and simple melodies that celebrate the dismissal by life with serene resignation. The Violin Concerto Schönberg belongs to the last creative phase of the Austrian composer looking for a new perspective in relation to strict twelve-tone technique, which is realized through the adoption of new and freer composition formulas. Michael Barenboim, son of the more famous Daniel, in his debut in Santa Cecilia, is the soloist for this concert he performed with the major orchestras of the world making it one of his specialties.

Program:

“Il secolo breve”
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Schönberg Concerto per violino
Fauré Requiem

Reviews

Parco della Musica, tris di compositori e di opere. Al violino Michael Barenboim per la direzione di

Eccellenti e straordinari tutti gli interpreti, dall’ineguagliabile Pappano e dai due solisti, il baritono Vito Priante e, soprattutto, il soprano Lisette Oropesa

—  Sergio Prodigo  •  Focus Italy