Due virtuosi

Masterpieces for Viola da Gamba

Wednesday 31. 07. 2019 | 19.30 Břevnov Monastery
Markétská 1, Praha 6


Marin Marais (1656–1728)
Allemande La Marianne, Ballet en Rondeau, La Reveuse, L’Arabesque, Le Regrets pour son fils cadet, La Siamoise
Robert de Visée (1660–1720)
Prélude, Sarabande en Rondeau, Musette, Allemande La Mouton, Courante, Les Rémouleurs
Carlo Zuccari (1704–1792)
Solo per la viola da gamba
Antoine Forqueray (1672–1745)
Allemande, La Girouette, Le Carillon de Passy, La Portugaise, La Bouron, Sarabande La D’Aubonne, La Leclair
Concert with intermission. Expected end of the concert 21:00.



Many hands make light work! Prince Boleslav and the Prague bishop Wenceslas proved the truth of this principle when they came together to establish the Benedictine male monastery in Břevnov. St Wenceslas was then joined by St Margaret as the patron of the monastery.


The duo of protagonists of the concert at the Theresian Hall in Břevnov know a lot about combining forces, too. The lute player Luca Pianca who was a founding member of the legendary Il Giardino Armonico and the viol player Vittorio Ghielmi, a marvel of Milano, have had years of experience playing together.


This, in turn, is a necessary condition for the successful performance of the intimate musical gems by Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray.


The two composers, after all, also form an inseparable pair which proves that opposites attract: according to period evidence, Marais played the viol like an angel while Forqueray played it like a devil.


Břevnov Monastery

Markétská 1, Praha 6

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Partners of the concert

With kind support of the Italian Culture Institute in Prague.