Amarilla mia bella
While in winter-cold Prussia the beginning of spring was also longed for at the royal court, people met for festive evening parties to listen to heart-warming music by candlelight or even to make music themselves.
The chamber ensemble of the Berlin Residence Orchestra leaves this tradition for you in the White Hall of the palace Revitalize Charlottenburg. Compositions by the Prussian royal family will be heard, fitting the majestic and at the same time light flair of the White Hall.
Frederick the Great mastered the flute playing professionally and also composed himself. His virtuoso "Sonata for flute in E minor" (soloist Yasuko Fuchs-Imanaga) will inspire you just as much as the three-movement "Harpsichord Concerto in G" by his sister Wilhelmine von Prussia - soloist on the harpsichord is the musical director of the Berlin Residence Orchestra Alexandra Rossmann.
As the Prussian court was strongly influenced musically by the Italian zeitgeist, works by Italian baroque composers will also be heard. The title of our concert program is one of the three captivating ariettas from the "Arie Antiche" collection - Giulio Caccini's famous "Amarilli mia bella". The melancholic solo singing with its longing for the beautiful amaryllis hints at the longing for warmer days in cold Prussia, which we still feel today. Other works from the "Arie Antiche" collection include the well-known setting of the poem "Caro mio ben" by Tomasso Giordani & "O Cessate Di Piagarmi" by Alessandro Scarlatti.
Indulge in the experience of early music in the glamorous atmosphere of the White Hall with all your senses.
Schedule19:30; doors open to concert
20:00; start concert