The Lost Chord: October 10 - Viva VERDI!
Viva VERDI! At a time when the Italian peninsula was divided into separate states, the composer’s surname served as a convenient acronym for Vittorio Emanuele Re D’Italia. Long live Victor Emanuel, King of Italy! The patriotic slogan was used to promote national unification. This week, the focus will be on musical unification, collaborative efforts undertaken by prominent Italian composers, including Antonio Vivaldi (in the serenata “Andromeda Liberata”) and Verdi himself (one of 13 contributors to a “Messa per Rossini”). Lend your undivided attention, this Sunday at 10 pm.