Concerts & Events

ALBERTO BUSETTINI – ‘ONE BACH THREE STYLES’ – A BENEFIT SOIRÉE

concert was on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5:30pm This Concert is sold out. Capriccio is delighted to present acclaimed virtuoso harpsichordist Alberto Busettini in this very special Benefit Soirée, a Capriccio fundraiser.  

Benefit Soirées are important fundraiser events for Capriccio. The evening offers a specialized musical program followed by a complimentary seated dinner served with exceptional wines sourced by the International Wine Review. Seating is limited to 16 guests.

ONE BACH, THREE STYLES
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Toccata in D Major, BWV 912

English Suite in G minor, BWV 808

  Prélude
  Allemande
  Sarabande avec double
  Courante
  Gavotte I – Gavotte II ou Musette
  Gigue

Partita in B flat Major, BWV 825

  Prélude
  Allemande
  Courante
  Sarabande
  Menuet I, II
  Gigue

~~~Intermission~~~

Concerto nach italienischem Gusto (Italian Concerto), BWV 971
  [Allegro]
  Andante
  Presto

Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue, BWV 903

Since he was a child, Alberto Busettini has had a deep interest in the Harpsichord and Early Music. This passion became his profession and life.  After graduating with highest marks and mention at the Conservatory A. Steffani of Castelfranco Veneto (Italy), he specialized in Harpsichord, Basso Continuo and Baroque Orchestra in The Netherlands and then studied at Chigiana Accademy with Christophe Rousset.  Alberto has since performed extensively across Europe and in North and South America becoming an appreciated soloist and conductor.  He also performs with many early music groups, including Contrarco Baroque Ensemble, Opera Stravagante, Venice Baroque Orchestra and Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, as well as in Early Music Festivals such as Grandezze e Meraviglie, Alte Musik Live Berlin, Musikfest Kreuth, Wunderkammer, Mozarteum Argentino, Festival delle Ville Venete.  He has accompanied many important artists including  Alfredo Bernardini, Sara Mingardo, Stefano Montanari, Enrico Bronzi, Silvia Frigato, Anna Fusek, Sergey Malov, Angelo Manzotti, Michael Radulescu, Filippo Maria Bressan, and Gabriele Cassone. Alberto Busettini frequently performs on original instruments such as the  Walter harpsichord (1696) in Tolmezzo (IT) and the Collesse (1748) harpsichord in Paris. 

Alberto collaborates frequently as harpsichordist with the Venice Baroque Orchestra conducted by Andrea Marcon, and as harpsichordist and “maestro di sala” for the Early and Baroque Music Projects at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice.  Since 2017 Alberto has been Artistic Director of Festival Risonanze. 

            In 2019 Alberto will be performing the Brandenburg Concertos with Enrico Bronzi and Accademia Arrigoni; will, together with Contrarco Baroque Ensemble, perform Benda’s Harpsichord Concertos  at “Alte Musik Live Berlin”, and give recitals of works by J.S. Bach and F. Couperin across Europe.