Programme Note | Delphine Galou & Accademia Bizantina

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Programme Note

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Concerto for Strings in G minor RV 152
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante molto e sempre pianissimo
III. Allegro molto

Filiae maestae Jerusalem RV 638 (Introduction to Miserere)

Concerto for Viola d‘amore in D minor RV 394
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro

Juditha triumphans RV 644
Two arias of Holofernes
“Nil arma, nil bella” (Není zbraní, není bitvy Keine Waffen keine Schlachten)
“Agitata infido flatu” (Zmítaná zrádným větrem Zerrissen von trügerischem Wind)

Concerto for Strings in B flat major RV 167
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro

Concerto for Violin in E minor RV 279, Op. 4 No. 2 from “La Stravaganza”
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro

Stabat Mater RV 621
I. Stabat Mater dolorosa. Largo
II. Cujus animam gementem. Adagio
III. O quam tristis. Andante
IV. Quis est homo. Largo
V. Quis non posset. Adagissimo
VI. Pro peccatis suae gentis
VII. Eja mater, fons amoris
VIII. Fac ut ardeat. Lento
IX. Amen

– Without Interval –
Accademia Bizantina
Alessandro Tampieri, Conductor, Baroque Violin & Viola d’amore
Maria Grokhotova & Lisa Ferguson, 1st Violin
Ana Liz Ojeda, Mauro Massa & Heriberto Delgado, 2nd Violin
Marco Massera & Alice Bisanti, Viola
Alessandro Palemeri & Paolo Ballanti, Violoncello
Nicola Dal Maso, Double-bass
Tiziano Bagnati, Lute
Valeria Montanari, Harpsichord

Delphine Galou, Contralto

Delphine Galou

The native Parisian Delphine Galou, the “Discovery of the Year 2004” by the French association ADAMI, started her career in Jeunes Voix du Rhin (The Young Voices of the Rhine). The fortunate decision to specialize in the interpretation of early music brought this French contralto with a distinctive voice to the ensembles such as Venice Baroque Orchestra (Andrea Marcon), Les Arts Florissants (Jonathan Cohen), Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), Ensemble Matheus (Jean-Christophe Spinosi ), Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Collegium 1704 (Václav Luks) or Les Talents Lyriques (Christophe Rousset). Her career is flourished by the performances at Royal Opera in London, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Berlin State Opera, Theater an der Wien and Lincoln Center in New York. Delphine Galou’s repertoire includes many works by Antonio Vivaldi – besides the oratorio Juditha triumphans the operas Orlando furioso, L’incoronazione di Dario, Teuzzone (recording with Jordi Savall for the Naïve) or Orlando 1714 (recording with Federico Maria Sardelli for the Naïve as well). Her voice also appears on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label. Delphine Galou’s collaboration with the Accademia Bizantina is very rich and successful. In 2018, together they won the Gramophone Award in the “Recital” category for the album Agitata.

Alessandro Tampieri

The concert master of Accademia Bizantina Alessandro Tampieri says: “I have never been carried away by the technical possibilities of instruments, their virtuosity, even in the case of the violin. I love music in its purest form.” He became a member of the orchestra at the age of fifteen and gradually matured into a top artist under the direction of Ottavio Dantone. “He is a musician with the clearest musical vision I have ever met. Authentic character,” Tampieri says about Dantone. Tampieri’s interest in early music interpretation led him to collaborate with other top Baroque ensembles and soloists, such as Il Giardino Armonico, L’Arpeggiata, Enrico Onofri, Philippe Jaroussky and Vittorio Ghielmi. He also studies viola and viola d’amore. His recording of Vivaldi’s viola d’amore concertos and “Per il Castello” violin concertos with Accademia Bizantina adorns the Vivaldi Edition collection by Naïve. Alessandro Tampieri is a professor at Gioacchino Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro.

Accademia Bizantina

The French Diapason d’Or, British Gramophone Award, Prix Classica and nominations for the Grammy Music Award are just fundaments of the international successes of the Italian ensemble Accademia Bizantina. The ensemble was founded in 1983 in Ravenna with the aim to interpret the music for string orchestra in a chamber manner. This philosophy, combined with the deep study and artistic commitment of the all ensemble members, made Accademia Bizantina one of the most remarkable chamber orchestras playing at historical instruments and specialized in 17th to 19th century music. Its performances bear the features of the most glamorous Italian musical tradition. Since 1996, he has been artistically growing under the direction of harpsichordist and conductor Ottavio Dantone, who led Accademia Bizantina among the most prestigious baroque ensembles in the world setting trends and behind the rediscovery of many forgotten gems, especially in the field of baroque opera and oratorio. Accademia Bizantina records for Decca, Harmonia Mundi and Naïve. This year the ensemble was nominated for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards in the “Orchestra of the Year” category.


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