A bridge of brotherhood through art and culture
The Roads of Friendship
Riccardo Muti

soprano Nina Minasyan
 Giovanni Sala
baritone Gurgen Baveyan

Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini
Armenian State Chamber Choir
choirmaster Robert Mlkeyan
organ Davide Cavalli

Franz Schubert
Sinfonia n. 8 in si minore “Incompiuta” D. 759

Franz Joseph Haydn
Te Deum in C major for choir and orchestra Hob:XXIIIc:2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Kyrie in D minor K. 341

Franz Schubert
Mass no. 2 in G major for soloists, choir, strings, and organ D. 167

A celebratory momentum pervades Haydn’s Te Deum, and seems to sum up the confident look at the future of this “friendship” concert, its solemn gesture of joy and hope. Hope is necessary, now more than ever, and finds its fullest expression in sacred music, regardless of creed or doctrine. Hope that binds our small, daily, individual desires to a universal longing for the sake of mankind: this is the hope that vibrates in Haydn’s serene and rational religiosity. But also in the rich score of Mozart’s ‘Munich’ Kyrie, composed in Germany and notable for its chromatic nuances and opulent instrumentation. The same hope inspires the Mass composed by young Schubert in less than a week: tender and delicate, creating the proper mood for contemplation and prayer.

The Programme