Suomeksi

Monologues (Finland)

Thu 9.8.2018 at 7 pm 
Pyhän Laurin kirkko, Vantaa (BRQ festival) 

Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

CARLO GESUALDO: excerpts from the 6th Book of Madrigals 
CLAUDIO AMBROSINI: Soliloquy 
SALVATORE SCIARRINO: excerpts from 12 madrigali 

Tickets: 22,50–33 € Ticketmaster

The master of madrigals Carlo Gesualdo meets two contemporary Italians, Salvatore Sciarrino and Claudio Ambrosini, in a programme for vocal sextet. Gesualdo is well-known for his emotionally rich vocal music with wild chromaticism and highly expressive, even painful harmonies. He has been an inspiration for many later composers, among them Sciarrino, whose 12 Madrigali set nature-themed haikus by the Japanese 17th-century poet Matsuo Basho.

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The 23-strong Finnish chorus was an unbeatable exponent of this piece [Rautavaara's Vigilia], showing not only their technical discipline but also a breathtaking range of sonorities.
Rian Evans,
The Guardian, London