Sunday 11 July 2021 7:30PM

Anna Bonitatibus mezzo-soprano; Simon Lepper piano

Beethoven and Rossini: a meeting


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  • Anna Bonitatibus mezzo-soprano
  • Simon Lepper piano

Vienna 1822: did Beethoven and Rossini meet?
Rossini affirms it and confides it to Wagner, in 1860, later to Hiller as well; from Beethoven, still today, there is no evidence. The meeting allegedly took place through the Italian poet Giuseppe Carpani.
Whatever the case, the real or fictitious encounter is already beside the point and part of a larger narrative: a meeting between two ideas.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
      • O care selve, o cara WoO.119
      • Que le temps me dure WoO.116
      • Nel giardino solingo (Adelaide) Op. 46
      • La partenza WoO. 124
      • Vita felice (Lebensglück) Op. 88
      • In questa tomba oscura WoO. 133
      • Dimmi, ben mio, che m’ami Op. 82 No. 1
      • T’intendo, sì mio cor Op. 82 No. 2
      • L’amante impaziente, arietta buffa Op. 82 No. 3
      • L’amante impaziente, arietta assai seriosa Op. 82 No. 4
  • Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
      • La pastorella (Canzonetta)
      • Péchés de Vieillesse, Vol XI
        • Ariette villageoise
      • L'ultimo ricordo
        • Péchés de Vieillesse, Vol I
      • La partenza (Canzone)
      • Infelice ch'io son
      • Péchés de Vieillesse, Vol XI
        • À ma belle mère – Requiem
      • La dichiarazione
      • Mi lagnerò tacendo in F
      • Mi lagnerò tacendo in D minor
      • Beltà crudele (Amori scendete)

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