concert nr 25 / SONGS OF THE WORLD

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hour 16:00 (90 minutes)
day 28.09 Saturday
place GONDOLA Hall

music category Chamber music


Elodie Hache soprano
Andrzej Krzyżanowski flute
Hanna Turonek piccolo
Arkadiusz Krupa oboe
Nicolas Baldeyrou clarinet
Karol Sikora bass clarinet
Sylvain Blassel harp
Karol Krasiński percussion instruments
Katarzyna Bojaryn
percussion instruments
Quatuor Psophos
Éric Lacrouts violin
Bleuenn Le Maître violin
Cécile Grassi viola
Guillaume Martigné cello
Yoan Héreau piano / music director


Igor Stravinsky Three Japanese Lyrics
Maurice Delage Quatre poèmes hindous
Luciano Berio Folk Songs


Setting poetry to music is a very interesting problem in composition. It is quite challenging to write music that will enhance the beauty of the sound and meaning of language. Thus, it would seem especially demanding – from a European perspective – to write music to a text in an oriental language, or a dialect used in small, local communities. “Songs of the World” will let us hear the sound of music and words together.

Four Hindu Poems by French composer Maurice Delage was written during his visit to India in 1912. The individual parts of the cycle are named after cities through which the composer passed on his journey. Luciano Berio’s cycle is an impression of America, Armenia, France and various regions in Italy. Contrary to the name – Folk Songs – not every work derives from the folk tradition. Some were composed by American collector of folk songs John Jacob Niles and by Berio himself. Igor Stravinsky’s Three Japanese Lyrics are set to short Japanese waka poems. One common element for all works heard during the concert is the unusual choice of instruments accompanying the singers. Perhaps this corresponds somehow with the taste of the Orient in the poetry?

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