Archive: Good Friday Concert

Grafenegg Auditorium Auditorium


  • Stephanie Wake-Edwards, mezzosoprano
  • Fabio Biondi, violin, conductor


Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Oboe, Chalumeau, Violin, 2 Violas, Violoncello, Strings and Basso continuo B-flat major RV 579 «Concerto funebre»
Antonio Vivaldi
Stabat mater for Alto, Strings and Basso continuo RV 621
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Joseph Haydn
Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G major Hob. VIIa:4

Antonio Vivaldi and Joseph Haydn each excelled, each in his own way, as masters of musical moods. Their respective depictions of the seasons bear witness to this. At Grafenegg's Good Friday Concert, Fabio Biondi - the founder and director of the renowned period instrument ensemble Europa Galante - and the Tonkunstler Orchestra will show just how artfully these two composers understood how to express grief and suffering. It is unlikely the two ever met in person; but it has been said that as a boy Haydn sang in the Requiem mass at Vivaldi's funeral in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna.

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Joseph Haydn

Symphony in f minor Hob. I:49 «La Passione»


  • Adagio

  • Allegro di molto

  • Menuetto - Trio

  • Finale. Presto


24 Min.