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Christina of Sweden and Maria Kasimira of Poland made Rome their new home and derived great personal happiness from promoting the arts and music. A concert of Baroque music with the exceptional Italian ensemble La Risonanza takes us back to their time in Rome. Chris Pichler tells of their lives.
Arcangelo Corelli: Trio sonata in G major, op. 1/9 / Ciaccona in G major, op. 2/12
Carlo Ambrogio Lonati: Sonata II
Alessandro Scarlatti: Dove fugace rio (Cantata) / Hor che di Febo (Serenata) / Arias from the oratorio „San Casimiro, Rè di Polonia“
Domenico Scarlatti: Harpsichord sonata in D minor, K 77
She moved to Rome in the pouring rain, but she brought the eternal spring of art and music along with her to the Eternal City: Queen Christina of Sweden, the daughter of staunch Lutheran Gustaf Adolf, abdicated, converted to Roman Catholicism and found a new home on the banks of the Tiber. In Rome, she supported two brilliant musicians who would – decades later – serve the exiled Polish queen Marie Casimire: Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti. Chris Pichler slips into the role of the two exiled queens. She tells of female courage and the insatiable love for music. La Risonanza add magnificent cantatas by Scarlatti and virtuoso sonatas by Corelli.