Visuel Opéra Grand Avignon saison 2023-2024

Monteverdi in Flanders

Cultural, Concert, Classical music in Avignon
  • B’Rock Vocal Consort & Orchestra has followed Monteverdi in his journey to Flanders, in a program which brings together the most significant Flemish influences and the music which has reflected them and developed them into a new age.

  • Claudio Monteverdi left Italy only twice during his long life. As a member of the court of Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, he undertook, in 1599, a trip to the region that was the source of many of his most important musical influences: Flanders. It was during this trip that Monteverdi encountered the 'Canto alla francese', trace of which was soon found in Italian vocal music, in particular in the 8th book of Madrigals by Monteverdi. Quite clearly, he was, as of early childhood, familiar...
    Claudio Monteverdi left Italy only twice during his long life. As a member of the court of Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, he undertook, in 1599, a trip to the region that was the source of many of his most important musical influences: Flanders. It was during this trip that Monteverdi encountered the 'Canto alla francese', trace of which was soon found in Italian vocal music, in particular in the 8th book of Madrigals by Monteverdi. Quite clearly, he was, as of early childhood, familiar with the exports from the Franco-Flemish school: Josquin Desprez, Adrian Willaert and Orlando di Lasso, to cite just a few, all of whom lived and composed in Italy. Monteverdi's 'Missa in illo tempore' takes several motifs from the work by the same name by Nicolas Gombert. And Giache de Wert, choirmaster in Mantua (1565- 1592) and born in Ghent, had a fundamental impact on Monteverdi's path toward 'Seconda prattica', in which the strict rules of contrepunto open to extreme dissonances and audacious chromatism as they uphold the texts.


    PROGRAM
    Claudio Monteverdi
    Lamento d’Arianna
    Missa in illo tempore 'Kyrie'
    Selva morale e spirituale 'Dixit secondo', 'Crucifixus',
    'Confitebor terzo alla francese', 'Gloria a 7'
    Quinto libro dei madrigali 'Cruda Amarilli'
    Settimo libro dei madrigali 'Amor che deggio fa'
    Ottavo libro dei madrigali 'Hor che l’ciel e la terra'
    Scherzi musicali 'O rosetta che rosetta', 'Zefiro torna'

    Nicolas Gombert
    In illo tempore loquente Jesu

    Adriaan Willaert
    Dixit Dominus

    Giaches de Wert
    Cruda Amarilli

    Cipriano de Rore
    Se ben il duol
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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  • On May 12, 2024 at 4:00 PM
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