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Music of Three centuries: Slovak Chamber Orchestra

March in the Slovak Philharmonic will close the popular program in the Concert Hall of Bratislava Reduta

Natural phenomena, including the alternation of four seasons, are popular sources of inspiration for composers. The cycle of Antonio Vivaldi’s four violin concerts is literally one of the hits of classical music.

Slovak Chamber Orchestra with the artistic director Ewald Danel and soloist of the evenings Dalibor Karvay in the cycle Music of Three Centuries will bring their interpretation of the violin concert series The Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi, which inspired several composers, on the last day of March. According to The Four Seasons of Vivaldi, the violin concerts were prepared, for example, by the Argentinean Astor Piazzolla under the title Four Seasons in Buenos Aires, which are also part of the program.

Astor Piazzolla, who modernized Argentine tango using elements of jazz and classical music, is the author of the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, originally intended for his own ensemble Nuevo Tango Quintet. Later, at the request of Gidon Kremer, the work was rewritten by Leonid Desyatnikov for violin and orchestra, and the connection with the Vivaldi cycle was strengthened by the inclusion of several musical quotations from the Baroque origin.

On March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Slovak Philharmonic, you will be able to listen to the Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in E major Jar, Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in g minor Leto, Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in F major Autumn and Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in F minor Winter by Antonio Vivaldi, as well as Primavera porteña, Verano porteño, Otoño porteño and Invierno porteño by Astor Piazzollo, arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov.

The Slovak Chamber Orchestra and its artistic director Ewald Danel will perform together with the leading Slovak violinist Dalibor Karvay, who in addition to an active solo career also acts as the first concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.