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In his debut as soloist and conductor, Fabio Biondi leads this all-Baroque program with his longtime collaborator, the remarkable mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux. Together they perform arias by Ariosti, Giacomelli, Veracini, and Vivaldi, and Biondi also leads concertos by Corelli and Vivaldi from the violin. This broadcast closes with Paul Lewis as soloist in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto under the baton of Christoph von Dohnányi.

Corelli Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4
Giacomelli Sposa non mi conosci from Merope
Veracini Già presso al termine from Adriano in Siria
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 222
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 271 (L’amoroso)
Ariosti Questi ceppi from Le fede ne’ tradimenti
Vivaldi Agitata da due venti from Griselda
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 284 (La stravaganza)
Corelli Concerto grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 6, No. 11
Fabio Biondi, violin and conductor
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Originally recorded at concerts in February 2017

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Paul Lewis, piano
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in May 2014

This program will be available until May 5, 2021.

Program notes for the works featuring Fabio Biondi and Vivica Genaux can be found here, and for Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto can be found here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Fabio Biondi, violin and conductor
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

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