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044 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FOU N DAT I ON S Vivaldi – Concerti a due FOU N DAT ION S B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 04 5 Quatuor Diotima Quatuor Diotima Yun-Peng Zhao violin Constance Ronzatti violin Franck Chevalier viola Pierre Morlet cello Jörg Widmann clarinet with Jörg Widmann FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828) String Quartet no. 9 in G minor, D173 BÉLA BARTÓK (1881–1945) with Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti String Quartet no. 3, Sz.85 The French ensemble Quatuor Diotima loves concerts with contrasts. JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897) Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115 Double Vivaldi. m Antonio Vivaldi was among the composers who firmly established the genreconcerto, in which one or more soloists are accompanied by an orchestra. A celebrated violinist himself, he composed over four hundred concertos, most of them for the violin. HÅKONSHALLEN DAT E/ T I M E Friday 05 June at 19:30 D U RAT IO N 1:30 including interval OT H ER Introduction in Norwegian by Gunnar Danbolt at 18:55 T IC KET * Full price: 400 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Vivaldi is said to have boasted that he could compose a concerto faster than anyone could write out the parts. In his own time he was so popular that pirate copies of his works were on sale. His double concertos, of which several are performed at this concert, are considered particularly virtuoso. The critically acclaimed French baroque violinist Amandine Beyer founded her ensemble Gli Incogniti in 2006, and among their CDs is their recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. This is the first time the ensemble visits Norway. Giuliano Carmignola, who comes from Venice, Vivaldi's home town, is also an acclaimed interpreter of his music and has made several recordings of it. Gramophone was impressed by both soloists, describing Amandine Beyer as 'quite something' and Giuliano Carmignola as 'a wonderfully accomplished player [giving] an outstanding solo performance.' 044 W W W.FIB.N O m HÅKONSHALLEN DAT E / T IME Sunday 07 June at 19:30 Gli Incogniti Amandine Beyer leader, violin Alba Roca violin Camille Ranciére violin Ottavia Rausa viola Marco Ceccato cello Francesco Romano theorboe Anna Fontana harpsichord Baldomero Barciela double bass DU RAT ION 1:40 including interval OT H E R Introduction in Norwegian by Gunnar Danbolt at 18:55 T IC K E T * Giuliano Carmignola violin Full price: 400 Under 30: 150 ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741) *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount Sinfonia from the opera L'Olimpiade, RV725 Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, RV514 Concerto for Cello and Violin in B flat major, RV547 Sinfonia from the opera D’Arsilda, regina di Ponto, RV700 and Giga, RV316 Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, RV523 Concerto for Two Violins in D major, RV513 Sponsered by DNV GL 'We always try to play classical pieces as if no one has ever heard them before, and newer music as if it were being performed 200 years ago,' says viola player Franck Chevalier. The quartet's programmes always consist of music from several eras, and in Håkonshallen they perform works by Schubert, Bartók and Brahms. Franck Chevalier continues: 'Playing music from such different worlds creates a fabulous atmosphere. The great contrasts mean that the unique aspect of each work becomes more apparent. Schubert's music is delicate and sensitive, Bartók's is solid and articulate, and Brahms's quintet is at one and the same time clear and cloudy.' Quatuor Diotima, established in 1999, is known for its untraditional style, a high level of energy and passion in performance. 'One of the five quartets you should know about,' according to Gramophone. The soloist, Jörg Widmann, is not only a clarinettist but also a composer and ardent chamber musician. He has premiered several clarinet concertos dedicated to him. Sponsered by DNV GL W W W.F IB.N O 04 5