Gatti conducts Rome concert ‘in maschera’

Gatti conducts Rome concert ‘in maschera’


norman lebrecht

June 02, 2020

Daniele Gatti yesterday conducted the strings of the orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the gardens of the Quirinale palace, residence of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

Everyone wore full concert dress, with masks.

The concert marked the start of Republic Day and was preceded by a moving presidential address in which Signor Mattarella praised the spirit of solidarity and togetherness that is signified by music. The concert was dedicated to the many thousands of Italian victims of the Coronavirus pandemic.



  • Henry williams says:

    Very nice national anthem. It is played when ferrari win a grand prix in a formula 1
    Motor race

  • Jim says:

    Here you can watch the complete moving ceremony.
    Concert starts at 0:19:13.

    Adagio e Fuga in do minore K.546


    Concerto grosso in re minore op. 3 n. 11, RV 565

    Silouan’s Song

    Langsamer Satz

    Aria dalla Suite n. 3 in re maggiore BWV 1068

  • Mattarella likes classical music and opera he’s used to go to La Scala Gala for the 7th of December. Hope that there will be a celebration with year but I have big doubts.

  • Anch’io sono fiera dell’Italia! E i due presidenti..bravissimi!!Non sono in grado di diventare cittadina ma me la sento….bravi Italiani bravi!!

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  • Edgar Self says:

    Thanks, Jim, for details of the program. I left a Borodin Quartet concert whistling Webern’s “Langsamer Satz” after they had to encore it, to their evident surprise. A first!

    Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546, is a sublime work in his severe style. It’s one of Karajan’s best records, in a DGG “Adagio” collection, recorded near his Swiss home in Montreux by Berlin Philharmonic strings in a church there. The pulsating strings caught my attention after the forte introduction by being so soft. Then, they became twice as soft. The fugue is very fine, rising to a frenzied stretto and coda.

    Karajan had recorded it in 1947 with VPO, but Montreux BPO’s “Adagio” is the one to hear.

    A very similar , more extended work is the Fantasia and Fugue in F minor for mechanical organ, which has effectively been transcribed for strings, very striking powerful work thaat could be better known than its provenance necesarily restricts.