History

   In the past "caffè-concerto" signified a musical entertainment performance held outside of the sacred placed of the music (theatre, concert-hall, aristocratic and bourgeois salons); it used to be performed in cafè, in the "thermal cities", in the characteristic places of the public gardens, on the river-boats.

   The best time of the "caffè-concerto" was the last century when it tooks the characteristics of each European country where it was held, respecting the original texture, given by all the heterogeneous "kinds" of music (ouverture, symphony, selections of the opera and the operetta, songs and dances).

   The central European "caffè-concerto" (German-Danubian countries) at wich CAFFE' CONCERTO STRAUSS of Cesena inspires itself, had the most famous representatives members of the Strauss dynasty.

   In fact the Viennese musicians used to give their repertories to be performed by small instrumental group in the "kaffeehausen", in the gardens, in the suburbs of the imperial Vienna and educated the public to love beyondthe dance music also the "lied", the opera, the symphony, the operetta.

   In the central European "caffè-concerto" the "soloistical" character of the "instrumental" stood out, able to express the expressive characteristics and the stylistic differences proper to the artistical personalities belongingto different periods and civilities.

   At the threshold of the second millenium, such kind of "doing" and "listening" music reveals all its vitality and demonstrates to exercise a seducing unconditioned appeal on the public of every age and social condition.