Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8 pm
Italienische Harfenmusik des 17. Jahrhundert

Concert with Loredana Gintoli, Baroque double harp

The harp is one of the oldest instruments known to mankind. The double strung harp - arpa doppia - was particularly popular during the Renaissance and Baroque. Especially in Naples and Rome it was worshiped as a sacred instrument and was often played together with the organ. Being the largest and heaviest orchestral instrument, with up to 90 strings and a range of six and a half octaves, the double harp requires the utmost mental and physical concentration. Because of its unique spherical sound the double or concert harp has also established itself as a solo instrument.

Loredana Gintoli (born in Milan, living in Berlin and Milan) studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and received her PhD in 1991 at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg. She then began her collaboration with the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Emilia-Romagna Arturo Toscanini. In 2000, she got ​​a diploma in baroque harp at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan. This was followed by solo performances throughout Europe as well as with the Ensemble für Alte Musik, Concerto Italiano, Concerto Vocale and the Akademie für Alte Musik. She has performed at many international festivals, including Bruges, Paris, London, Göttingen, and participated in the recording of
K617 - Glossa - Simphonia - Stradivarius - Tactus - Chados - Opus 111. Loredana Gintoli teaches baroque harp at the Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini in Palermo.

She will play compositions by Luigi Rossi (1597-1653), Ascanio Mayone (around 1570-1627), Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710), Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726), Giovanni Maria Trabaci (1575-1647) and Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643).