Programmes

Sorry, some programmes are only available in German and English.  
Morir d’amore - Seduction and ‚Liebestod’  
Sigismondo d’India (1582-1629) Chi nudrisce mia speme cor mio (2 sopranos)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Bel Pastore (Soprano and tenor)
Luigi Rossi (1597-1653) Speranze sentite (2 sopranos)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Se il vostro cor Madonna (Tenor and bass)
Sigismondo d’India (1582-1629) La mia filli crudel (2 sopranos)
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) O soffrire, o fuggire (2 sopranos and bass)
Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679) Tirsi morir volea (Soprano, tenor and bass)
Luigi Rossi (1597-1653) Non ho che perder più (Soprano and bass)
Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) Il mio cor è un mar di pianti (2 sopranos)
Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682) Fulmini quanto sa (Soprano and bass)
   
Instrumentation: 4 singers, harp,  
theorbo, harpsichord  
Duration: 60 minutes without interval, may  
also be extended to 90 minutes with interval.  
L’art de Monteverdi  
Extraits des Livres de madrigaux nos. 5 à 9  
   
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Oimè il bel viso
  O come sei gentile
  Gira il nemico insidioso
  Su, su, su pastorelli vezzosi
  Batto, qui pianse ergasto
  Romanesca: Oimè dov’é il milo ben
  Alcun non mi consigli
  Lamento della ninfa
  Misero alceo
  Non è di getil core
  Non partir, ritrosetta
  T’amo mia vita
  Zefiro torna
   
Instrumentation: 5 chanteurs, théorbe, clavecin  

Round M - Variations monteverdiennes

De son vivant, Monteverdi était un pionnier : ses neuf livres de madrigaux foisonnent d’idées nouvelles, de compositions expé-rimentales et de traitements audacieux des dissonances. Dans son programme Round M, La Venexiana conjugue la musique de Monteverdi et le monde du 21e siècle. L’interprétation qu’en font les musiciens réussit à marier les accents modernes du saxophone à la dramaturgie typique de l’époque, à l’attention particulière portée aux subtilités de la langue, aux contrastes entre le sublime et le vulgaire, entre le sacré et le profane. Autant de tableaux d’un mal qui sévit depuis plus de 400 ans : l’amour. Le timbre du saxophone permet de rapprocher de notre époque ces mélodies et harmonies du 17e siècle.

Instrumentation: Soprano, 2 violons, alto, violoncelle, contrebasse, théorbe, harpe, clavecin, saxophone, trompette, drumset ou bien : Soprano, violon, contrebasse, théorbe, clavecin, saxophone, drumset

La nuit Monteverdi

Part I: De Cremona à Mantua: Extraits des Livres de madrigaux nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 (durée: 1 heure)

Part II: A Venise: Extraits des Livres de madrigaux nos. 6, 7, 8 (durée: 1 heure)

Part III: Round M - Monteverdi meets Jazz | soprano, saxophone jazz, batterie (durée: 1 heure)


Instrumentation: 7 chanteurs, 2 violons, alto, violoncelle, contrebasse, théorbe, harpe, clavecin, saxophone, trompette, drumset

Requiem for Monteverdi

Works by Rovetta, Cavalli, Merula etc. - Please ask for details.

Monteverdi died in Venice on 29 November 1643: “the very illustrious and reverend Don Claudio Monte Verde, maestro di cappella of the Church of St Mark aged 73”. He was buried in the Frari. From the chronicles of the time we know that the city of Venice “unanimously decided to honour him with one of the most solemn funerals that the city has seen and heard, directed by the most illustrious Signor Giovanni Rovetta.” The ceremony and the liturgy were sumptuous; the most important musicians connected with Monteverdi were involved in the music: his former students Alessandro Grandi and Giovanni Rigatti, with the friends Salomone Rossi and Tarquinio Merula. The funereal was one of the most important events of the time, from a musical and historical point of view.

The programme does not intend to historical correctly imitate this ceremony but to recreate its special atmosphere.

Instrumentation: 8 singers, 2 violins, 2 trumpets (+ 3 trombones), 2 theorbos, doublebass, organ