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An Evening at Teatro Olimpico

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Italy, Teatro Olimpico
An Evening of Venetian Organ
An Evening of Venetian Organ
An Evening of Venetian Organ
Italien, organ in the Teatro Olimpico Wanderer-Orgel
Organs are unique – that is well known. The Wanderer organ by concert organist Paolo Oreni is something even more special: It is the first transportable concert organ! Transportable chest organs or even digital instruments are not uncommon, but the Wanderer organ, on the other hand, is a stately pipe organ! With the help of the so-called multiplex principle, a total of 43 stops are obtained from 12 unit ranks, which can be controlled from a three-manual console. The various pipes are distributed over individual mobile modules and can therefore be positioned independently of each other at the respective installation site and easily transported.
The “Teatro Olimpico” was built from 1580 by Andrea Palladio, one of the most famous architects of the Renaissance. It imitates a classical Roman theatre: The audience sits on steeply rising steps in a semi-circle in front of a stage on which a magnificent palace front is erected as a fixed backdrop. Behind it, the view opens onto a city of scenery. The ceiling of the theatre is painted like a summer white and blue sky. Normally, the theatre is open for viewing only – concerts take place only in rare exceptional cases.
An Evening of Venetian Organ
Teatro Olimpico
An Evening of Venetian Organ
Wayne Marshall © Afy
Wayne Marshall, celebrated pianist, organist, improviser and conductor, hails from Manchester. After studying at the Royal College of Music London and in Vienna, he began his illustrious career, which has taken him around the world as a keyboard virtuoso for decades. As a conductor, he was head of the WDR Radio Orchestra until 2020 and is now a guest with many major orchestras. He is particularly dedicated to the compositions of Gershwin, Bernstein and other masters of the 20th century. For his musical merits he was awarded the honorary title “Order of the British Empire” by Queen Elizabeth II in 2021.
The orchestra “”I Virtuosi Italiani””, founded in 1989 as a string ensemble, can look back on more than 30 years of worldwide concert activity with extravagant programmes and as partners of important soloists. Concertmaster and artistic director is Alberto Martini from Verona. More than 100 CDs and DVDs have been produced, sold half a million copies and won many awards. The most recent award, from Dec. 2021, is the Diapason d’Or for the Rossini production “”Amici & Rivali””. https://www.ivirtuositaliani.eu/
An Evening of Venetian Organ
Orchestra I Virtuosi Italiani © Dan Codazzi
An Evening of Venetian Organ
Johannes Skudlik © Jonathan Skudlik
Johannes Skudlik performs as an organist and on the pedal piano and is often engaged as an interpreter or conductor of world premieres. He has particularly intense musical friendships with Jean Guillou († 2019) and Enjott Schneider. Skudlik is artistic director of several European festivals and a globally active networker, which leads to ever new exciting collaborations. For more than 40 years, his musical base has been Landsberg am Lech, where the organ in Mariä Himmelfahrt was rebuilt under his initiative into one of the best symphonic organs in Europe. https://www.johannesskudlik.com/

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