classical music, opera, theatre

Accademia Bizantina

one interval
Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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"Making music like a large quartet” was the stated artistic goal of the Accademia Bizantina on its foundation in Ravenna in 1983. The period instrument ensemble has gone on to worldwide success in the intervening decades, its name evoking the city's 6th century basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture famed for its mosaics. The ensemble has remained faithful to the basic principle stated at its beginning: no matter what music it plays, its interpretation is always in the spirit of chamber music, using a small number of performers, with a translucent sound, and with attention paid to the internal shifts of the musical parts.

The musicians of Accademia Bizantina play on period instruments, with a musical repertoire from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Their discography is varied indeed, encompassing the works of Corelli, Purcell, Alessandro Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Tartini, Bach, Handel, Haydn and Schubert - but they have even recorded works by Respighi and Luciano Berio. They have collaborated with artists such as Andreas Scholl, Giuliano Carmignola and Viktoria Mullova. Harpsichordist and conductor Ottavio Dantone has been a member of Accademia Bizantina since 1989, becoming the ensemble's music director in 1996. The ensemble appears at Müpa's Early Music Festival with a programme assembled predominantly from the works of Vivaldi, but with one piece from the oeuvre of Nicola Porpora, a contemporary of the "Red Priest” famed for his vocal works. Both soloists for the evening enjoy a long association with Accademia Bizantina: while the performer of the arias, Delphine Galou, has recorded several albums with the ensemble, the soloist for the string concertos, Alessandro Tampieri, has been a member of Accademia Bizantina for many years.

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