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Tickets and concert organised by the City of Geneva

Les concerts du dimanche

Gli Angeli & l'OSR

Sunday

17.03.2024

17:00 — Victoria Hall

Opera & Voice

programme

Stephan Macleod
direction & basse

Aleksandra Lewandowska
soprano

William Shelton
viola

William Knight
Olivier Coiffet
Andrew Tortise
tenor

Marc Mauillon
baritone

Gli Angeli Genève
ensemble

Guillaume de Machaut
Mass of Our Lady (La Messe de Nostre Dame)

Igor Stravinsk
Mass, for mixed chorus and double wind quintet

Carlo Gesualdo
Tres sacrae cantiones (completed by Igor Stravinski), for mixed choir a cappella

Carlo Gesualdo
Madrigaux

Igor Stravinski
Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum


the music

Although created in this temple of opera that is La Scala in Milan under the direction of Ernest Ansermet in 1948, the Mass belongs to the last period of Stravinsky. Designed to be part of the Roman Catholic liturgy, it is deliberately “cold, absolutely cold” with an extreme and austere starkness. At that time, Stravinsky became passionate about the Ars nova musicians of the 14th century, and in particular the Messe de Nostre-Dame by Guillaume de Machault. About ten years later, when he began to use the serial technique, he discovered the strange music of Carlo Gesualdo and completed Tres Sacrae cantiones left unfinished, then he arranged three madrigals for the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Neapolitan composer in the form of a Monumentum pro Gesualdo da Venosa created at the Doge's Palace in Venice in 1960, then choreographed by George Balanchine for his New York City Ballet. It is a great opportunity to hear during this concert the sources, then the realization that they inspired to one of the greatest composers of the 20th century in works that have remained very confidential.

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the venues

OSR Live

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GUSTAV MAHLER

Symphonie N° 5

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 16 February 2022 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Maurice Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales, pour orchestre

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva