16 February 2014.

Extended opening hours: 9.00 a.m. – 9.50 p.m.

4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. BAROCCO concert in conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute
Venue: Baroque Hall

In the Baroque era music followed an autonomous path of developed, and a new musical language evolved with its own, distinct attributes different from those of the fine arts.  Compared with the painting, sculpture, architecture and literature of the period, Baroque music manifested in a pure and different way.

Nevertheless, Baroque music shared a similarity with the period’s other branches of art in that its aim was to captivate and entertain the audience. Sudden tempo changes, virtuoso instrumental and vocal transitions, as well as contrapuntal composition and the fugue were the most characteristic elements in the musical output of the era alongside an advanced improvisatory skill.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the three Italian towns of Venice, Rome and Naples saw the rise of trends, thanks to their favourable geographical location and various forms of government, that subsequently exerted an influence on the vast majority of musicians.

The programme of the quartet – Marco Serino (violin), Yoko Ichihara (violin), Stefano Veggetti (cello), Maurizio Piantelli (theorba), Takashi Watanabe (harpsichord) – contains works by famous composers (Tartini, Vivaldi, Scarlatti) as well as less well-known ones who contributed to the musical development of the Baroque period.
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) Sonata in sol minore a violino e Basso “Il trillo del diavolo”Larghetto Affettuoso, Allegro, Andante, Allegro-Adagio
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)Toccata per Cembalo in re minore (Aria alla francese)
Nicola Fago (1677-1745)Toccata per cembaloLargo – [Allegro] – Largo - Allegro
Salvatore Lanzetti (1710-1780) Sonata per violoncello e Basso Continuo in la minore op.I n.5 Adagio cantabile, Allegro,Menuet-Andante
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Sonata 'La Follia' Op.I n.12, RV 63 per 2 violini e Basso Continuo

Marco Serino, violin
Yoko Ichihara , violin
Stefano Veggetti, cello
Maurizio Piantelli, theorba
Takashi Watanabe, harpsichord

Entrance is free for visitors with an Italian Cultural Institute membership card or a ticket for the exhibition.

Venue: Ionic Pyramid (basement level)
On the closing of our seasonal exhibition Caravaggio to Canaletto, documentary and feature films linked to the two artists and the period they lived in will be screened.

10:00 – 11:00 Artemisia: Una Donna Appassionata
11:00 – 12:30 Artemisia
12:45 – 14:15 Caravaggio (1986)
14:30 – 17:30 Caravaggio (2007)
17:30 – 18:35 Artemisia: Una Donna Appassionata
18:45 – 20:15 Artemisia
20:15 – 21:50 Caravaggio (1986)

Artemisia: Una Donna Appassionata (2011) documentary
Language: English
Length: 57 minutes
Caravaggio (2007) drama
Director: Angelo Longoni
Cinematography: Vittorio StoraroItalian
with English subtitles
Length: 120 minutes
Artemisia (1997)drama
Director: Agnes Merlet
French with English subtitles Length: 97 minutes
Golden Globe award (1998) – best foreign film nomination
Age: 16
Caravaggio (1986) drama
Director: Derek Jarman
In English
Length: 90 minutes
Berlin International Film Festival (1986) – Silver Bear award: Derek Jarman
Berlin International Film Festival (1986) – Golden Bear nomination: Derek Jarman
Age: 16