Concert proposals

The Mandolin in Vienna
between Classicism and Modernism

The Viennese Classicism in music is typically remembered for his masterpieces: the sonatas of Mozart, Haydn’s quartets and Beethoven’s concertos, works that in the collective imagination are inextricably linked to this particular historical and cultural context. Perhaps not many could imagine that in those years, and until the middle of the 20th century, an important literature for mandolin – the most “Italian” of the instruments – flourished in Vienna. Anna and Michela Chiara accompany their audience on a musical journey between Vienna and Prague, to the discovery of a rare and fascinating repertoire.

 

PROGRAM:

 

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778 – 1837)
Grande Sonata for mandolin and piano, Op. 37a (c.1810)

Allegro con spirito
Andante moderato siziliano
Rondo

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Adagio ma non troppo, WoO 43b (1796)
Andante con Variazioni, WoO 44b

~ entracte ~

Bartolomeo Bortolazzi (1773 – 1820)
Sonata in D major for mandolin and piano, Op. 9

Allegro
Andante
Rondò

Hans Gál (1890 – 1987)
Partita for mandolin and piano, Op. 56a (c.1935)

Preambulo
Aria
Capriccio
Marcia
Gigue