PROGRAMME 14 (24 musicians) “Aqua” Musical Representation of Water in the Baroque Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759): “Watermusic”, Suite in F, HWV 348. London 1715 Ouverture – Adagio e staccato – Allegro – Andante – Presto – Air – Minuet – Bourrée – Hornpipe Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): “Wasser-Ouverture” in C major, TWV55:C3, Hamburg 1723 Ouverture – Sarabande “Die Schlaffende Thetis” – Bourée “Die erwachende Thetis” – Loure “Der verliebte Neptunus” – Gavotte “die spielende Najaden” – Harlequinade “der schertzende Tritonus” – “Der stürmende Aeolus” – Menuet “Der angenehme Zephir” – Gig “Ebb und Fluth” – Canarie “Die lustigen Bots-Leut” - Break - Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): “La Tempesta di Mare”, RV 570 (Allegro) – Largo – Presto Georg Friedrich Handel : “Watermusic”, Suite in D major (HWV 349, London 1717) and in G major/minor (HWV 350, London 1736) (Allegro) – (Hornpipe) – (Menuet) – Aria – Menuet – (Gigue) – (Bourrée) – Lentement – (Menuet) Orchestra ZEFIRO (2 trumpets, 2 horns, traverso/recorder, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings 5,4,2,2,1, harpsichord, theorbo): Gabriele Cassone, Luca Marzana: trumpets Dileno Baldin, Francesco Meucci: horns Marcello Gatti: traverso/recorder Paolo Grazzi, Alfredo Bernardini: oboes Alberto Grazzi: bassoon Stefano Montanari: violin/leader Gaetano Nasillo: violoncello Luca Guglielmi: harpsichord Alfredo Bernardini: director Reviews: “Zefiro trat als Barockorchester an: 14 Streicher, acht Bläser (brilliante Naturhörner und Trompeten!) und zwei Continuo-Spieler. Bereits in Händels ‘Wassermusik’ prÄsentierten sie ihre Tugenden: Heller, transparanter Klang, rhythmische Präzision, ausgefeilte Phrasierung und messerscharfe Artikulation ohne Härten. Temperamentvoll engagiertes Musizieren mit sicht- und hörbarer purer Lust an der Musik.” G. Heldt, in Mittelbayerisches Zeitung, 11.6.03 “Das italienisches Barockorchester „Zefiro“, dessen umwerfend spritzige Fontänen selbst von Telemanns „Hamburger Ebb‘ und Flut“ noch die letzte Staubschicht spülten.” K. Maidt-Zinke, in Süddeutsche Zeitung, 12.06.2003 “Breathing new life into this well-worn music, Ensemble Zefiro, directed by oboist Alfredo Bernardini, characterised the changing movements with real Italian gusto. Vibrant string playing (spotlessly together) and brilliant trumpeting, coupled with generous dynamics and playful accents made exciting listening. Hornpipes were gutsy, gigues and bourrées light, while minuets were gracious and relaxed. Music came from the heart and the group’s enthusiasm was infectious.” K. May, in Early Music Today, August/September 2003. Recordings: Handel and Telemann Water Music/Wassermusik, Ambroisie (to appear in December 2003)