The Intimate Verdi

Thursday, June 27, 2013

6:00 PM
Presented By
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
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Tickets: $15.00, $25.00, $35.00

Angela Meade, soprano; Elizabeth Mann, flute: Jesse Mills, violin; Arnaud Sussmann, violin;  Nicholas Cords, viola; Edward Arron, cello; Leigh Mesh, double bass; Bel Canto Young Artist

Ave Maria: Enigmatic scale harmonized in four parts (1889, revised 1895)
 Ave Maria translated by Dante (1880)
 Laudi alla Beata Vergine (Hymn to the Blessed Virgin) (1890)
 Guarda che bianca luna (Behold the bright moon) (1839)
 Fogli d’Album (Album Leaves) (1842-1863)
 String Quartet in e (1873)
 Pater Noster translated by Dante (1880)

Verdi was an artist for the large scale. He probably wrote fewer works of short duration or for small forces than any other major composer – but those few include rarely-heard masterpieces. Most of them come from around the time of Aida, when he was developing the amazing harmonic refinements of his “late style”. The String Quartet shows his mastery of classic forms he rarely employed elsewhere; several exquisite sacred works testify to his lifelong fascination with the music of Palestrina. Along with occasional miniatures from other phases of his long career, these promise an evening of rich discovery for even the most devoted Verdian.

Post-Concert: Please linger after the show for wine and nibbles (free)


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY
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