2023 Giovanni Antonini
Crucero del Hospital Real
Sunday 2 July 12:30 Recital
Great Performers



Giovanni Antonini, flutes



It’s as easy as lying

(William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene 2)


Anónimo (s. XIV)

Isabella and Lamento di Tristano (Ms. British Library London)


Aurelio Virgiliano (fl c. 1600)

Ricercata, from Il Dolcimelo


Jacob van Eyck (1590-1657)

Fantasia in echo, Van Goosen (from Der fluiten lust-hof, 1644)


Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674-1763)

4 Preludes for recorder (from L’Art de Préluder. Publ. Paris, 1719)

Rondeau from the Suite No. 3 (from Premier Livre de pieces. Publ. Paris, 1715)


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1769)

Fantasy No. 3 in D minor

Fantasy No. 8 in Gl minor

Fantasy No. 10 in E minor


Jacques-Martin Hotteterre

Prelude in C minor (from Preludes for recorders in L’Art de Préluder)


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Partita in C minor for solo flute, BWV 1013 (original in A minor. C. 1723)

As Easy as Lying

Under this Shakespearean quote (taken from Hamlet) Giovanni Antonini places his audacious recital, in which he takes a journey through the history of flutes. Known especially as the leader of Il Giardino Armonico, the ensemble he founded together with other young Italians in Milan in 1985 and with which he also performs this year at the Festival, Antonini has never stopped practising with his instrument (the recorder), despite the fact that in recent years it is also common to see him on the podium of some large orchestras. For his solo concert, he starts from the Medieval world, with the famous Tristan`s Lament collected in a 14th-century Italian manuscript that is preserved in London and goes on to Bach (the Partita for solo flute, which he transcribes), before going through some milestones of the music for his instrument, such as the collection of The Garden of Earthly Delights by the Dutch Van Eyck, the preludes by the French Hotettere or the fantasies by Telemann.


Concert with no interval