Antti Tikkanen, violin
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
FiBO's first foreign visits after a two-year break are to Italy and Germany.
The distance between the past and the present is, however, short – and sometimes very subtle. FiBO presents an ear-opening version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, more than familiar to friends of Baroque music, Max Richter’s Four Seasons Recomposed, premiered in 2012. It modifies the Four Seasons concertos into minimalist remixes. Sometimes Vivaldi and Richter choose the same direction, and sometimes Richter twists the music into an unexpected angle or stretches it into cosmic Baroque sceneries through repetitions. The result of the recoloured harmony bases and surfaces reminding of electronic sounds is ear-tickling and intelligently performed ambient Vivaldi.
In Rome, the program also includes Max Richter's The Blue Notebooks, performed by Max Richter & Ensemble.
Duration: 1 h 45 min (Rome), 1 h (Hamburg)