Pergolesi combined with a forgotten gem by Porpora
The image of the grieving mother, full of emotion and human drama, continues to touch us deeply. The unconditional love for her child thus becomes the source of unbearable pain.
Pergolesi's famous version makes the pain and sorrow palpable in notes that rub against each other. Scourges are depicted, tears become audible. The heart races in wildly moving violin parts; the inevitable acceptance sounds in wide melodies. Hope speaks from an almost celebratory Amen.
We combine Pergolesi this year with a forgotten gem by Porpora (the one from the film Farinelli!). His 'Salve Regina' (the original version!) is just as virtuosic and impressive as the arias from that film.
A Trio Sonata by Caldara provides the emotional balance in this programme; of course, a dreamy and vital driving concerto by Vivaldi cannot be missed. And the programme begins with ...... our next surprise.