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Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico

Conductor Giovanni Antonini©Marco Borggreve

January 19, 2023

Forty years ago, conductor Giovanni Antonini helped launch a musical movement by playing works from 300 years ago as we think they might have been originally played. Antonini and his group, Il Giardino Armonico, are on the way in concert on today's episode of PT.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Moritz Moszkowski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano: Movement 4 Molto vivace
Kristin Lee, violin | Sean Lee, violin | Wu Han, piano
Album: Resonance: Disc 5 (2012)
Music@Menlo Live 2012

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87
James Thompson, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violins | Paul Neubauer, Matthew Lipman, violas | Dmitri Atapine, cello
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, Spieker Center for the Arts, Atherton, CA

Francesco Onofrio Manfredini: Concerto Grosso in C
Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Actus Humanus Festival, Artus Court, Gdansk, Poland

Florence Price: Fantasie No. 1 in C Minor
Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin | Tanya Bannister, piano
Music at the Institute Concert Series, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, NY

Hour 2

Frederic Chopin: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 45, "Sostenuto"
Rafal Blechacz, piano
Album: Chopin: The Complete Preludes
DG 10870

Radiohead, arr. Brian Smith: Street Spirit
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Frederic Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat Major
Evren Ozel, piano
Schubert Club and Chopin Society of MN, Ordway Concert Hall, St Paul, MN

Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed: Summer & Autumn
Neo-Classics Chamber Orchestra | Yukuang Jin, conductor
Music in the Summer Air, Concert Hall, Shanghai, China