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Wednesday, November 21 • 17:00 - 18:00
Mozart’s Scordatura for Viola

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1) Sinfonia Concertante KV 364 for Violin, Viola and Orchestra,
      W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

2) Sinfonia Concertante KV Anh. 104 (320e) for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra,
      W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) / A. Solbiati (1956)

Daniela Macchione, musicologist and speaker
Alessandro Solbiati, composer
Gianluca Saggini, viola; Daniele Orlando violin solo;  Giulio Ferretti cello solo

This session starts with a Lecture which will be addressing the scordatura as a resource for players and composers, and will be delivered by the musiologist Daniela Macchione (historical perspective), the violist Gianluca Saggini (performer’s perspective) with the participation of Alessandro Solbiati, the Italian composer who was commissioned by “I Solisti Aquilani” to make a completion – more than a simple reconstruction – of Sinfonia Concertante KV Anh. 104 (320e). The recital will feature Saggini on the mistuned viola, together with the “I Solisti Aquilani” orchestra and its violin and cello soloists, playing Mozart’s KV 364 and the completed first movement of KV Anh. 104. The ensemble adopts classic bows and a pitch adjusted on 432Hz.

I Solisti Aquilani was founded in 1968. The ensemble comprises high-calibre musicians with
interchangeable roles so to enable them to perform extremely demanding and virtuosic works.
Their repertoire embraces a wide range of musical epochs, from the Baroque to the
I Solisti Aquilani have established themselves to be one of the most prestigious chamber orchestras in Italy. Through his 50 years career I Solisti Aquilani have made numerous highly-praised tours in Europe, the Middle and Far East, Africa and America. They have played in the best concert halls in Central and South America, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Lebanon, Malta, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Yugoslavia, Esthonia, Lithuania, Vietnam, Singapore, Kazakhstan.  During last year they played in Berliner Philharmonie, Strasbourg - Cité de la musique, Milan -Auditorium Cariplo, Rieti - Teatro Flavio Vespasiano.

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Daniela Macchione

Daniela Macchione. I am an Italian musicologist (Ph.D. Rome 2004), currently serving as ManagingEditor of the series of critical editions “Works of Gioachino Rossini” (Bärenreiter Verlag, Kassel,Germany) for which I co-edited the first volume “Chamber Vocal Music”(2007, together... Read More →
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Daniele Orlando

Student of Dénes Szigmondy – descendant of the celebrated schools of Z. Francescatti and C.Flesch - Daniele Orlando specialized with Ana Chumachenco and Boris Kuschnir.He was a member of Claudio Abbado’s Mozart Orchestra and since 2014 he is the Concertmasterof I Solisti Aquilani... Read More →
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Gianluca Saggini

Gianluca Saggini. I’m the Violist of Quartetto Bernini and the Principal Viola of the Chamberensemble I Solisti Aquilani, with whom I regularly perform also as soloist.My Teacher was Giusto Cappone, Berliner Philharmoniker Solo Viola under Karajan. Next I studiedalso overseas under... Read More →
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Giulio Ferretti

Giulio Ferretti is the Solo Cellist of the renowned Chamber Orchestra I Solisti Aquilani, with whomhe has an intense concert activity, usually performing also as a soloist and collaborating with artists such as Mischa Maisky, Giovanni Sollima, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Ashkenazy... Read More →
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I Solisti Aquilani

Chamber Orchestra
I Solisti Aquilani was founded in 1968. The ensemble comprises high-calibre musicians withinterchangeable roles so to enable them to perform extremely demanding and virtuosic works.Their repertoire embraces a wide range of musical epochs, from the Baroque to thecontemporary.I Solisti... Read More →

Wednesday November 21, 2018 17:00 - 18:00 CET
Hofplein Rotterdam, Main Theatre Benthemstraat 13, 3032 CC Rotterdam, Netherlands