Musica a Corte: a tribute to Ludwig Van Beethoven
Musica a Corte is the music festival organized by Palazzo Doglio that dedicates two appointments to the 250 anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Van Beethoven.
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s birth, and Palazzo Doglio will celebrate the German composer with Maestro Francesco Libetta and the Duo Perfetto protagonists of the festival Musica a Corte.
A pianist, composer, and conductor, Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in Bonn on the 16th of December, 1770. He is considered one of the greatest exponents of Viennese classicism and one of the greatest composers of all time. Despite the deafness that struck him before he turned thirty, Beethoven continued to compose, direct and play, leaving for posterity a unique musical production of expressive strength and ability to evoke emotions.
Considered amongst the greatest geniuses of music, the varied and complex work of the great German artist influenced the musical language of the nineteenth century, opening the way to the musicians of the second Romanticism, including Brahms and Wagner.
Beethoven, while respecting the rules, forms, and models of classicism, is considered a figure of transition since his more mature works also contain romantic elements. His music celebrates the triumph of heroism, brotherhood among people, and joy and is still today a reference for many composers.
Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn in a conversation with Beethoven confided to him: “You are very talented and you will acquire even more, enormously more. You have an inexhaustible abundance of inspiration, you have thoughts that no one has yet had, you will never sacrifice your thought to a tyrannical norm, but you will sacrifice the norms to your imaginations: you have given me the impression of being a man with many heads, many hearts, and many souls”.
Throughout his life, Beethoven has written works in many musical genres and for a wide variety of instrument combinations. In the rich catalog of particularly important Beethoven compositions are chamber music, symphonic, and piano works. Furthermore, sacred compositions such as the Missa Solemns, and theatrical ones, such as Fidelio, should not be forgotten.
Musica a Corte: the appointments at Palazzo Doglio
Palazzo Doglio celebrates the genius of Ludwig Van Beethoven more than two hundred years after his birth with two unmissable appointments. The music festival includes a calendar of events en Plein air, hosted by the refined Doglio Court that will turn into an elegant open-air theater in the heart of the ancient city of Cagliari for the occasion.
To perform will be Francesco Libetta, the famous pianist and concert player, as well as appreciated conductor and composer, and the Duo Perfetto composed by pianist Clorinda Perfetto and Berlin cellist Robert Witt, both professors of the Orchestra at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari.
Libetta will perform on Tuesday, September 15th at 19.30 at the Corte Doglio. The event is organized in collaboration with the association “Amici della musica di Cagliari” and will inaugurate the festival Musica a Corte. The Maestro will perform a repertoire on the piano dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven, Fryderyk Chopin, and Franz Liszt. This is an exclusive preview of the concerts scheduled for the following days at the Auditorium of the Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Conservatory of Cagliari, the prestigious academic music institution in Sardinia.
Palazzo Doglio has created an exclusive package for the occasion, which combines the concert with served dinner after the performance, in the unique atmosphere of the restaurant Osteria del Forte. The special menu set is inspired by the notes of the Maestro and designed by Alessandro Cocco, Executive Chef.
Tickets for the concert are available in the Boxoffice Sardegna circuit, in Viale Regina Margherita in Cagliari, and for further information and reservations, please call the number 070657428 or write an email to email@example.com.
The Perfect Duo will perform on Wednesday, October the 7th, 2020, at 19:30, in the beautiful Corte Doglio during a special evening organized in collaboration with the Italian-German Cultural Association. Clorinda Perfetto and Robert Witt will accompany the audience on a journey through the music of great German and Italian composers, starting with Ludwig Van Beethoven and ending with a tribute to Ennio Morricone.
Tickets, available by reservation at 07064640, are priced at 75 euros and include a welcome glass and a dinner with a special 3-course menu set at the Osteria del Forte, drinks not included.