This concert is dedicated to the vocal music of the last years of Liszt. Among the works performed, « Septem Sacramenta » exalt the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. Little known works, they reveal an aspect of his creation with a very innovative musical impact and a deep spirituality.
Expert in the interpretation of sacred repertoires of past, while having been rocked since childhood in the aesthetics of the nineteenth century, Dominique Vellard held this project and conducted the 28 singers with conviction and passion.
CD to be released in April 2022
There are projects that take years to come to maturity.
There are projects, the meaning of which seems obscure to their protagonists, but logical to those looking on.
There are projects in which it is perfectly clear where they are going, as soon as all the elements are united.
There are projects that only see the light of day thanks to the marriage of worlds that are poles apart from each other.
In the late Middle Ages, the song is the daily pleasure, it is at the same time the vehicle of love feelings, and the art of conviviality, par excellence. It charms by the intimate union of music and poetry and fascinates with the mastery and refinement of its means. Dufay has been abble, with great delicacy, to sublimate this art.
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From one bank of the Mediterranean to the other, across the centuries, four musicians invite us on a musical voyage, delicate and lively, nourished by the sound of languages, the multiplicity of rhythms, the convergence of melodic modes.
In these “modal conversations around the Mediterranean” we get to hear ballads, lullabies and love songs from Greece and Spain (two countries with incredibly rich and varied living oral traditions) and devotional songs from the Middle Ages (cantigas de Santa Maria, Italian Laudes, a religious song by a troubadour).