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The italian comic opera and the musical comedy

Tuesday 18th February at 19:00, Praterstraße 13/1/3

Opera buffa

The XVIII century has been full of changes and musical inventions of any kind, from the modern concept of orchestra and symphony to the birth of the classical style.
One of the most shiny and loved creations of this century is the comic opera, whose destiny has been a relatively short life, but rich of incredibly intense creativity, being on the table of undisputed masters like Mozart and Rossini.

After our music talk we will enjoy some chat together and of course a toast!

For those who feel like to go ahead and prepare for the meeting ad the music we will be talking about, here are the pieces we are going to listen together:

  1. Final duet of the first part of "La serva padrona" by G.b.Pergolesi
  2. "Son imbrogliato io", recitativo and aria from "La serva padrona" by G.b.Pergolesi
  3. Ending of the I act from "Così Fan Tutte" by W.A.Mozart
  4. Concertato from "L'italiana in Algeri" by G.Rossini
  5. "Miei rampolli femminini" from "La Cenerentola" by G.Rossini
  6. "Sì, ritrovarla io giuro" from "La Cenerentola" by G.Rossini
  7. "Tutto nel mondo è burla" from "Falstaff" by G.Verdi

See you there. Music won't sound the same!

The Waltz: birth and ascension

Tuesday 10th December at 19:00, Praterstraße 13/1/3


Coppia di ballerini Living in Vienna it is not possible not to be exposed to its most iconic dance: the Walzer.
Still, even though a portion of its history and characteristics is very well known, the great picture of its birth, development and end is much larger and richer. Together we are going to discover all of it, in a 150 year long trip through the lifetime of the most glorious dance of Europe.

After our music talk we will enjoy some chat together and of course a toast!

For those who feel like to go ahead and prepare for the meeting ad the music we will be talking about, here are the pieces we are going to listen together:

  1. "Tempo di minuetto" from W.A.Mozart's violin concerto n.5
  2. "Menuet" from F.J.Haydn's Symphony n. 104 (third movement)
  3. Ending of act I from "Don Giovanni" by W.A.Mozart
  4. "Un bal" from H.Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique (second movement)
  5. "Keiserwalzer" by J.Strauss II
  6. "Tanz der Sieben Scheiler" from R.Strauss's "Salomè"

See you there. Music won't sound the same!



Music as language and movement

Monday 25th November at 19:00, Praterstraße 13/1/3


Music as language and movement cover image Dynamic art, expression and communication, universal and mysterious language: music is all of this, familiar to everyone, but at the same elusive and complex.
Together we will get to know some of its hidden characteristics, in order to learn to listen to it with greater awareness and joy.

In the end of the musical trip we will enjoy a glass of wine and a chat to get to know each other and live a social moment

For those who feel like to go ahead and prepare for the meeting ad the music we will be talking about, here are the pieces we are going to listen together:

  1. "Ballsirenen", waltz by Franz Lehar
  2. "Piano concerto n 26", final movement, by W.A.Mozart
  3. "Die Hebriden" by Felix Mendelssohn

See you there. Music won't sound the same!



The ouverture: from Monteverdi to Prokofiev

Tuesday 5th November at 19:00, Praterstraße 13/1/3


L'ouverture sipario Our journey through this very loved genre will start at the very beginning of the Baroque century, when Claudio Monteverdi decided for the first time to start an opera with an instrumental piece.
We will follow its path through development and changes that the evolution of artistic taste and of composers' intentions necessarily brought with the passing of centuries, visiting Mozart, Beethoven, Mendellsohn and Weber, up to the XX century and Prokofiev, with the partial detatchment of the ouverture from the opera theater.

In the end of the musical trip we will enjoy a glass of wine and a chat to get to know each other and live a social moment

For those who feel like to go ahead and prepare for the meeting ad the music we will be talking about, here are the pieces we are going to listen together:

  1. "Toccata" from "L'Orfeo" by Claudio Monteverdi
  2. Ouverture da "Le nozze di Figaro" by W.A.Mozart
  3. Ouverture "Coriolan" by L.v.Beethoven
  4. Ouverture "The consecration of the house" by L.v.Beethoven
  5. Ouverture "Sommernachtstraum" by Felix Mendelssohn
  6. Ouverture da "Der Freischütz" by C.M.von Weber
  7. "Ouverture on hebrew themes" by Sergej Prokofiev

See you there. Music won't sound the same!