the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas

A new chapter is added to the listening path that Asolo Musica in Lo Squeroconcert review with the artistic direction of Federico Pupo, dedicated to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Saturday 12 November at 4.30 pm, at the Lo Squero Auditorium, of the Giorgio Cini Foundationa modern concert hall on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore with a splendid view of the Venice lagoon, is back on stage Mario Brunello accompanied by the inseparable small four-stringed cello, an exact copy of an early seventeenth-century Amati, with an intense and enveloping sound.

After having inaugurated the season at the beginning of summer, the great cellist will try his hand at the second stage of the performance of the complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by Bach, undisputed cornerstone in the history of music. Composed in the years from 1717 to 1723, six o’clock Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin reveal a supreme inventive capacity and are among the compositions at the top of the entire literature for solo violin.

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The program of this second part of Bach’s masterpiece, entitled Passiosees in the lineup the Sonata No. 2 in A minor for violin BWV 1003, in four movements, and the Match no. 2 in D minor for violin BWV 1004, with the famous Chaconne at the end of the five movements. As broad as the ensemble of the four previous movements, with meditative sections alternating with moments of great tension, the Chaconne it is one of the best known pages of Bach’s instrumental music and reference of violin virtuosity.

On this occasion, the biblical meditations of the monk return to guide the thoughts and speculative investigations that arise from the scores, a reflection of a creative depth that releases worlds, imaginaries and emotions. Lino Breda to trace, in close dialogue with the musical narrative of the composer of Eisenach, the possibility of links with Sacred Scripture in the context of a sort of “Biblical history”.

In the skilful interweaving of music and words, the concert draws a welcoming and profound space that broadens the horizons between questions and possible answers, musical ideas and moments of elegant instrumental virtuosity, with the two protagonists engaged in probing all the complex intensity of Bach’s poetics. A journey through time and spirit to connect the here and the elsewhere, with music that meets the contemplative way in a dialogue that takes the public into a dimension of continuous research and high wisdom.

The musical season, organized by Asolo Musica in collaboration with the Cini allo Squero Foundation, is realized with the contribution of MIC – Ministry of Culture, Veneto Region and supported by the Pro-Gest Group, CentroMarca Banca, Zanta Pianoforti, Zoogami and Bellussi Spumanti.


MARIO BRUNELLO cellist, he is one of the most fascinating, complete and sought after artists of his generation. In 1986 he was the first Italian artist to win the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition which projects him on the international scene. Since then he has performed with the main orchestras (London Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala…) and with the most important conductors (Abbado, Gergiev, Temirkanov, Muti, Chailly, Giulini…). In the field of chamber music he collaborates with artists such as Lucchesini, Bashmet, Pollini, Argerich and Accardo. Refined performer of the great repertoire for cello, Brunello is at the same time a profound connoisseur of contemporary music. He dedicates himself to projects involving other forms of expression (literature, philosophy, theater …) together with artists such as Caine, Fresu, Capossela, Ovadia, Testa, Baricco, Benni, Paolini, De Luca and Bianchi. Wanting to offer a different idea of ​​making music, he creates interactive shows, often set up in his alternative Antiruggine space. He is an academic of Santa Cecilia, musical director of the Arte Sella Festival, artistic director of the Borciani Prize and of the International Quartet Festival of Reggio Emilia.

LINO BREDA was born on 13 October 1958 in Schio (VI), where he attends the “G. Zanella “. At 21 he was elected councilor and then councilor of the Municipality of Schio. After graduating in pharmacy and the school of specialization in art history in Padua, at the age of 25 he entered the ecumenical monastic community of Bose. In 1988, in Jerusalem, he graduated in biblical education and oriental biblical sciences and archeology at the Studium Biblicum of the Pontifical Antonianum University. From 1993 to 2020 he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Ecumenical Conferences of Orthodox Spirituality in Bose. He conducts various meetings and courses on spirituality and biblical and ecumenical study.


Saturday 12 November at 4.30 pm
Johann Sebastian BachSonatas and Partitas for solo violin: a biblical story / 2 Passio

Mario Brunello small cello
fr. Lino Breda biblical meditations

Sonata No. 2 in A minor for violin BWV 1003
Match no. 2 in D minor for violin BWV 1004

Giorgio Cini Foundation – Island of San Giorgio Maggiore – Venice
Concert season 2022
12 concerts from Saturday 4 June to Saturday 17 December 2022
All concerts will start at 16.30
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the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas – Padovanews