XAVIER SABATA: MAD SONGS

Ensemble Pulcinella, Ophélie Galliard

  • 2 May 2017
  • 28€
  • Hall 2 Oriol Martorell
  • Música de Cambra
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Directory

FARINEL: Faronells division upon a ground
WELDON: Reason, what art thou?
MASQUE ANONYME: The ladies
J. ECCLES: Must then a faithful lover go?
FINGER: While I with wounding grief didlook
MASQUE ANONYME: Mary Maudling Masque anonyme
ECCLES: Restless in thought
BLOW: Prélude pour clavecin 5’
ECCLES: I burn, my brain consumes to ashes
PURCELL: Chaconne tirée du Dioclesian, two in one upon a ground
PURCELL: From rosy bowers
MASQUE ANONYME: The furies
PURCELL: Bess of Bedlam : From silentshades
PURCELL: Sonate n°6 upon a ground
PURCELL: Morpheus, thou gentle
PURCELL: Oh, Solitude

Interpreters and guest artists

Xavier Sabata, countertenor
Ophélie Gaillard, cello
Ensemble Pulcinella

PREVIOUSLY TALK

PREVIOUSLY TALK

Program

In a society dominated by Cartesian rationalism, as in 17th century England, lunatics were seen as fascinating, impulsive figures that were both rejected and pitied by society. Such people were allowed to display their madness despite the prevailing social taboos and rules. To emphasise this, some composers decided to create music based on these special people.
This concert, featuring a recital by Xavier Sabata, is an opportunity to hear their colourful views of their society.

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