String player Martti Rousi in Athens
Embassy of Finland in Athens | Parnassos Concert Hall |

One of the leading Finnish string players, Martti Rousi, will perform “Saturday night with Vivaldi…!” in Athens on 9 April 2011.

An all-Vivaldi concert will take place at Parnassos Concert Hall, on 9 April 2011 at 20:30, entitled «Saturday night with Vivaldi…» including a premiere in Greece of a recently uncovered Vivaldi concerto, along with a few more hidden ones, found by Russian-French violinist Anton Martynov, in the collection of Italian collectors in Florence, Italy
Martti Rousi, Professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, artistic director of Turku music festival and of SIBAFEST in Helsinki will play in the concert.

The other artists are the director of Rive Gauche Musique concert series in Paris, violinist Anton Martynov, and Turkish Murat Ozulgen, oboe, and Tolga Alpay, bassoon, principals with Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, the Greek harpsichordist Nelly Homatidou and the Athens-based Bridge quintet.

Progamme of the Vivaldi concert

Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in B minor
Recently uncovered, premiere in Greece
– Concerto for Violin, Cello, strings and continuo B flat Major, RV 547
– Concerto for Cello, strings & continuo in C minor RV 401
– Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in A minor RV 498
– Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon, strings & continuo in G Major RV 545
– Concerto for 2 Violins, 2 Cellos, strings & continuo in D Major, RV 564

Antonio Vivaldi
Vivaldi is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over 40 operas.

Nowadays, works by Vivaldi are all the more being uncovered, like two previously unknown violin sonatas after lying hidden in a collection of manuscripts for 270 years. Likewise, six arias from the Vivaldi Opera – La Costanza Trionfante Degli-amori e de gl’odii, were discovered in the archive of Berkeley Castle.

The concert is supported by the Embassy of Finland in Athens

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