EVENTS ELSEWHERE / Dunedin Consort: Love's Fire; Love's Ashes

City of Edinburgh Methodist Church Nicolson Square, Edinburgh                               


Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes   
Nicholas Mulroy   

Monteverdi:
Ecco mormorar l’onde (book 2)              
Ch’io t’ami (book5)                     
Parlo, misero, o taccio (book7)                      
Zefiro torna (scherzi musicali)               
Zefiro torna (book6)
Rimanti in pace (book3)
Si dolce e’il tormento 
Piagne e sospira (book4)
Batto, qui pianse Ergasto (book6)
Si, ch’io vorrei morire (book4)
Ohime dove’il mio ben? (book7)
Sestina, ossia Lagrime dell’Amante (book6)

Claudio Monteverdi’s madrigals are a theatre of the senses. The murmur of the waves, an amorous glance, the coolness of water or the heat of the sun are all brought to life through the composer’s unparalleled gift for marrying text and music. Indeed, the music in these eight books stands alongside Schubert’s songs, or Bach’s cantatas, as one of the greatest collections of intimately personal music ever produced.

This programme aims to showcase the ravishing beauty of these madrigals, as well as their expressive scope: profound darkness and blinding light; searing grief and amorous rapture. Like Shakespeare or Leonardo, there is a fresh twinkle to Monteverdi’s genius each time you look. This is music to stir the passions and move the soul, and – as the composer explicitly desired - to make us feel and know more vividly the pain and pleasure of being alive.

Website: www.dunedin-consort.org.uk
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PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edin EH8 9BX
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Dunedin Consort: Love's Fire; Love's Ashes
Event Dunedin Consort: Love's Fire; Love's Ashes
Date 21 May 2017 at 4:00pm
Tickets £20/£15

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