In stile italiano

Virtuoso violin works from north of the Alps

Monday 23. 05. 2022 | 19.30 Dominican Monastery
Jilská 5, Praha 1, 110 00
Without intermission


Jan Ignác František Vojta (ca 1660 – ca 1725)
Partia amabilis per violino, viola e basso


Philipp Friedrich Böddecker (1607–1683)
Sonata sopra La Monica


Ignazio Albertini (1644–1685)
Sonata V in la Maggiore


Nicola Matteis (1650–1714)
Passaggio rotto. Andamento veloce. Fantazia


Antonio Bertali (1605–1669)
Sonata a 2 re minore


Samuel Capricornus (1628–1665)
Sonata terza a quatro in a


Anonym (17th century, Vienna)
Sonata Das Post-Horn


The second concert of the spring series will take the audience back to the period when virtuoso violin playing was under development. In the company of outstanding performers, they will have an opportunity to hear very playful and often quite peculiar works full of highly diverse variation techniques and sometimes even an unusual tuning known as scordatura, which opened up the violin to previously unheard polyphonic possibilities. The art of violin playing traditionally originated in Italy, but the Italian style also developed north of the Alps and composers in those regions did not lag behind their Italian counterparts, even adding a new dimension to their compositions. The concert programme focuses on those composers working mainly in Central Europe.


Lenka Torgersen – baroque violin, musical direction
Andreas Torgersen – baroque viola
Hana Fleková – viola da gamba, baroque cello
Jan Krejča – theorbo
Pablo Kornfeld – harpsichord


Dominican Monastery

Jilská 5, Praha 1, 110 00

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Partners of the concert

With kind support of the Dominican Monastery in Prague.