Gli ultimi cornetti

The famous Giovanni Legrenzi, appointed Maestro di capella in Saint-Marc in Venice in 1685, complains about the lack of instrumental support in the forces of the Basilica and insists to hire two cornett players. Girolamo Cortini, cornett player, plays together with Gianbattista Vivaldi in 1708.

He is followed by Giuseppe Cosma in 1714, the same year as Gianbattista’s son : Antonio Vivaldi. Here are the lasts survivors of a great musical tradition which will finally disappear from the Venetian musical landscape around 1715.

 

Of all the wind instruments, the most perfect is the cornetto, as it can imitate the human voice better than all the others.
Girolamo dalla casa, 1584

This concert imagines the path that Girolamo and Giuseppe could have taken on their quest for fame, looking for the best music circulating in Venice at the turn of the XVIIIth century. It is a combination of some of the great names of the golden age such as Cavalli or Rigatti and some of their less well known contemporaries such as Legrenzi, Caldara, Rosenmüller or Vivaldi.

A final breath, in honour of the past glory of the cornett.

5 musicians : soprano, 2 cornetti, 1 dulcian or trombone, 1 organ.


 

De tous les instruments à vent, le plus parfait est le cornet puisqu’il peut imiter la voix humaine plus que n’importe quel autre ». Girolamo dalla casa, 1584

Le célèbre Giovanni Legrenzi nommé maître de chapelle à Saint Marc de Venise en 1685 déplore le manque de soutien instrumental dans l’effectif de la basilique et insiste pour engager deux cornettistes.

Un certain Girolamo Cortini, cornettiste, joue aux côtés du violoniste Gianbattista Vivaldi en 1708. Il est rejoint par Giuseppe Cosma en 1714, engagé en même temps que le fils de Gianbattista : Antonio Vivaldi. Il s’agit là des derniers survivants d’une tradition musicale exceptionnelle qui finira par disparaître définitivement du paysage vénitien autour de 1715.

Ce concert est un parcours imaginaire qu’auraient pu emprunter Girolamo et Giuseppe, en quête de reconnaissance, à la recherche de la plus belle musique encore en circulation à Venise au tournant des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Traversant les grands noms de la Sérénissime tels que Cavalli ou Rigatti et explorant les compositeurs vénitiens à la mode tels que Legrenzi, Caldara et Vivaldi.

Un dernier souffle tout en panache, en mémoire à la gloire passée du cornet.

5 artistes : Soprano, 2 cornets, dulciane et orgue.

 

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