Drei Madrigalkomödien

for 12 voices

Description

Parts:

 

1. INSETTI GALANTI (7:00)
First performance: February 1990 Paris
Groupe Vocale de France
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

Gallant insects” was written in 1970/89 to selected texts from Gesualdo’s Sixth Book of Madrigals. On a sultry summer night, mosquitoes and moths swarm out and sing of ardent love, in an extravagant and mannered fashion, until they are consumed in the flames of their own love.

 

2. The HOCHZEISTMADRIGAL (4:30)
First performance: November 1976 Metz Festival
Collegium Vocale Köln

Wedding Madrigal”, composed in 1965/76, is a song to the boundless joy of living (text: ”Al mio gioir”). It shows four stages in the wedding ceremony: guests and relatives posing for photographs at the church-door – marching in and peal of bells, with poses – preparation of the bridal bed by candlelight, with poses – private dialogue between the newly-weds (text: mediaeval German love-song ”Thou art mine, I am thine…”) beneath the spying eyes of the relatives, who peep through the keyhole, with poses.

 

3. MORO LASSO (8:00)
First performance: April 1963, Budapest
Budapest Madrigal-choir

Moro lasso was composed in 1963/72 for the 350th anniversary of Gesualdo’s death. Here, the piece – perhaps the best known of all Gesualdo’s madrigals – is shown in a rear perspective, as if it were being performed for a spectator watching in the wings: to the chimes of bells, the actors, coughing, growling, clearing their throats, slowly drop their masks of living people and let their true dead faces come to the fore.

Synopsis

Performances

5 Mar, 2014
Melbourne, Australia

Eötvös: Moro Lasso

Australian National Academy of Music
Brett Dean

10 Feb, 2013
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Insetti galanti

Szabad Hangok Énekegyüttes

25 Aug, 2007
Luzern, Switzerland

Eötvös: Drei Madrigalkomödien

Schola Heidelberg
Conductor: Walter Nussbaum

23 Mar, 2007
Paris, France

Eötvös: Hochzeitmadrigal, Moro Lasso

L´Amphithéatre de l´Opera Bastille
Les Jeunes Solistes
Cond: Rachid Safir

23 Feb, 2005
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Music for New York, Harakiri, Drei Madrigalkomödien

Eötvös:

Music for New York (Ladányi, Horváth Csaba)
Harakiri (Csengery)
Drei Madrigalkomödien (Tomkins Ens., Dobra)

Katona József Theatre

 

4 Jul, 2003
Vitasaari, Finland

Eötvös' portrait

Eötvös' portrait
Time of Music Festival
Kosmos (Jukka Tiensuu)
Kosmos (Emil Holmström, Joonas Ahonen)
Derwishtanz (Päivi Kiljala, Heikki Nikula, Kaisa Koivula)
Psy (Mikael Helasvuo, roi Ruottinen, Joonas Ahonen)
Drei Madrigalkomödien (Finnish Radio Chamber Choir)
Harakiri (Mikael Helasvuo, Lauri Toivio, Piia Komsi, Kari Kaarna, Reijo Kela)
Windsequenzen (Uusinta - Zagros Ensemble, cond. Susanna Mälkii)
Two poems to Polly (Roi Ruottinen)

4-5-6 July, Time of Music Festival

22 Feb, 2003
Stockholm, Sweden

Eötvös: Drei Madrigalkomödien

New Music Festival
Swedish Radio Choir
Tönu Kaljuste

15 Sep, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Drei Madrigalkomödien, Harakiri

Budapest Chamber Opera

13 Sep, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Drei Madrigalkomödien, Harakiri

Budapest Chamber Opera

10 Mar, 2002
Brussels, Belgium

Eötvös: Drei Madrigalkomödien

Les Jeunes Solistes
Dir: Rachid Safir

23 Jun, 2000
Beaulieu, England

Eötvös: Drei Madrigalkomödien

Tomkins Ensemble

19 Jun, 2000
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Insetti galanti, Hochzeitsmadrigal

Tomkins Ensemble

6 May, 1998
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Harakiri, Drei Madrigalkomödien, Radames

Budapest Chamber Opera

5 May, 1998
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Harakiri, Drei Madrigalkomödien, Radames

Budapest Chamber Opera

18 Apr, 1998
Paris, France

Eötvös: Atlantis, Psychokosmos, Drei Madrigalkomödien

Radio France - Orch. Philh.

1 Feb, 1990
Paris, France

Drei Madrigalkomödien

INSETTI GALANTI
Groupe Vocale de France
cond.: Peter Eötvös

1 Nov, 1976
Metz, France

Eötvös: Drei Madrigalkomödien

The HOCHZEISTMADRIGAL
First performance
Metz Festival
Collegium Vocale Köln

1 Apr, 1963
Budapest, Hungary

Drei Madrigalkomödien

MORO/LASSO
First performance
Budapest Madrigal-choir

Details

Genre:
Duration:
20 minutes
Date:
1963/1990

Publisher information

Edition Salabert Paris (EAS 18915)

Insetti galanti: CD: BMC Records Budapest (Tomkins ensemble, Eötvös)

Hochzeitsmadrigal: CD: Koch Schwann 3-5037-2

Moro Lasso: LP: EMI-Electrola C-065-28830

Orchestration     

TITLE Dur. Soloists & choir fl ob cl bcl bn   hn tpt tbn tba   perc pf hp   vn1 vn2 va vc db Other Tech
Drei Madrigalkomödien
Vocal - Vocal ensemble - Choir
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