Autunno in Musica

The third edition of the Classical Music Festival Autunno in Musica will take place from 16 to 19 October 2013 . The Festival will give the audience the opportunity to listen to famous works in reinterpretations by prominent musicians and ensembles, as well as to discover hidden treasures of musical heritage linked to the history of the Prix de Rome . The third edition of Autunno in Musica revisits an important part of the history of music through an original and sophisticated program going from Baroque to late Romanticism, a period that was of fundamental importance to consolidating the artistic relationship between France and Italy. The Festival opens on Wednesday 16 October (at 8:30 pm) with a trio made up of three great specialists in Baroque repertoire, Atsushi Sakai , Julien Chauvin and Olivier Baumont . To commemorate the 300 th anniversary of the death of Arcangelo Corelli, the concert begins with his Sonata I in D major (from the Opus V, Rome, 1700). The program also includes works by composers Rameau, Forqueray and Vivaldi. In this concert, the basso continuo (figured bass) will be played on the magnificent harpsichord of Villa Medici. On Tuesday 17 October (at 8:30 pm) there will be the performance of an extraordinary cello quartet, with two internationally acclaimed soloists, François Salque and Xavier Phillips , and two young talents, Héloïse Luzzati and Hermine Horiot . The quartet will play works expressly written for two, three and four cellos from the French and Italian repertoires, by Monteverdi, Offenbach and Paganini, but also by less renowned composers such as Fernand de la Tombelle and Max d’Ollone. On Friday 18 October (at 8:30 pm) the festival will give the public of Rome a unique occasion to hear the opera La Villa Médicis , composed by Jules Mazellier, winner of the Prix de Rome in 1909 and fellow of the French Academy in Rome between 1910 and 1913. La Villa Médicis is a lyrical comedy in three acts dedicated to Villa Medici. The pièce debuted at the Nice Casino in 1923, but was never performed in Rome. Rediscovered last year in the library of the Academy by resident composer, Francesco Filidei, the opera is set in the same location where the story takes place. Rearranged by Alexandre Dratwicki, La Villa Médicis , which will be performedin the Loggia, is a concert version of the original, with the performances of Virginie Pochon (soprano), Aurore Ugolin (mezzo-soprano), Florian Cafiero (tenor) and Jeff Cohen (pianist). The protagonist of the concert on Saturday 19 October (at 8:30 pm) is a typically romantic figure that has often been neglected: Félicien David. In the nineteenth century this composer set the trend of musical Orientalism with his Mélodies orientales and Brises d’Orient . The program also consists of music by Massenet and Wagner, whose bicentenary is being celebrated this year, in lyrical arrangements for the piano realized by Liszt, Wolf, Kaiser and Saint-Saëns, as well as works by Debussy, who won the Prix de Rome in 1884. The uniqueness and wealth of this musical selection is enhanced by the virtuosity of Jonas Vitaud , one of France’s most talented pianists of his generation. Tickets Full price € 15, reduced € 10, students € 5. To purchase tickets for two or more concerts: the first concert € 15, € 10 the following. Pre-concert (at 7:45 p.m.): free entrance. Presale through Greenticket (for the 17, 18 and 19 October) and at Villa Medici during opening hours of the ticket office (10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. | 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m.). The day of the concert the ticket office will open at 7:30 p.m. In coproduction with: partner_thumbnail_199 partner_thumbnail_266 Thanks to the support of: TOTAL_LOGO_HORI_COUL_RVB Dernière Version AirFrance ok2013 Media partner: Logo Radio 11