Monday
09. April 2012

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

La Reverdie & Accordone Octo sunt beatitudines

La Reverdie: Claudia Caffagni (vocals, lute, psaltry), Livia Caffagni (vocals, flute, viella), Elisabetta de Mircovich (vocals, viella, symphonia), Cristina Calzolari
(vocals, diatonic accordion)

Accordone: Marco Beasley (vocals), Guido Morini (organ, cembalo, conductor), Elisa Bellabona (violin), Rossella Croce (violin), Teresa Ceccato (viola), Marco Ceccato (cello)



The beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount as sounding messages are at the core of two Italian ensembles and their traditional chants and compositions from the 13th century to the present. A musical all-in composition of analogies, figures and symbols in a prologue and with two times 7 pieces, speaking of the 7 Holy Beatitudes, the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit, the 7 flights of angels, the 7 sacraments, and the 7 days of Creation.
Hildegard von Bingen’s all-time relevant spiritual medieval chants become present, Gregorian sequences and holy hymns take us from Judgment Day to the wonderful Day of Resurrection.

The “Dies irae, dies illa” at the beginning is answered by the Holy Spirit as a life-giving entity: “Spiritus Sanctus vivficans vita”; in-between some verses and songs about life on Earth. In madrigals of the early Baroque master Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Stefani and in traditional south Italian tunes voices of those suffering from and taking pleasure in love become loud: “Si dolce è’l tormento, che in seno mi sta, ch’io vivo contento per cruda beltà”—“So sweet is the torment in my breast that happily do I live for cruel beauty.”

That’s where the passionate Neapolitan ensemble Accordone with their singer Marco Beasley and his instrumental companion Guido Morini is in its element, while the La Reverdie quartet vocally and instrumentally plunges into the spiritual realms of the Middle Ages. “The group lives these Middle Ages, feels, thinks, and interprets in a medieval way. A closed musical world, a lucky symbiosis of theory and practice,” wrote the magazine Alte Musik Aktuell.
La Reverdie / Accordone: chants and sounds between transcendence and temperament.

Cat . I: 39.- / 35.-
Cat . II : 34.- / 31.-

After the concert the Freunde der Kunstmeile Krems are inviting for a reception with wine and bread.
By the friendly support of
Freunde der Kunstmeile Krems

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