von Bingen, Grever, Blázquez, Tabakova, Piazzolla & more

Luciana Mancini, Hugo Ticciati, Marcelo Nisinman, Julian Arp, Leandro Mancini & Filip Korosec
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When the world won't listen: This concert focuses on the stories of women who experienced disillusionment. Free-flowing, unrestrained lines resound in Hildegard von Bingens Vos flores rosarum, a responsorial song on the rose as a Christian symbol of blood and wounds, but also as a symbol of enlightenment. María Grever was the first female Mexican composer to achieve international recognition, writing more than a thousand songs. In Alma mia, she addresses her loneliness. Sin Piel by Eladia Blázquez begins as if frozen in ice before a passionate tango breaks out, telling of grey landscapes and failed dreams of love. This leads into Frozen River Flows by Dobrinka Tabakova, one of this year's commissioned composers at the Festival O/Modernt. María Landó by Chabuca Granda builds and builds until it falls to pieces like a collapsing statue. In his opera María de Buenos Aires, Astor Piazzolla writes about the sorrowful María who floats through Buenos Aires as a ghost before being born again as a female infant Christ. Chilean-Swedish mezzo soprano Luciana Mancini is an expert in early music, and is equally at home in traditional South American singing techniques.

 

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recorded at 06/13/2021, 07:00pm (CEST)
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Program
Hildegard von Bingen

Vos flores rosarum (arr. Johannes Marmén)

María Grever

Alma mia

Arturs Maskats

Summer Dreams for Violin, Mezzosoprano and string orchestra (Swedish premiere)

Marcelo Nisinman

Gaia’s Tango (TBC) for violoncello, bandoneon and strings (World premiere)

Eladia Blázquez

Sin Piel (arr. Sverre Indris Joner)

Dobrinka Tabakova

Frozen River Flows for 2 Violins, Cello/Double bass, Bandoneon and Percussion

Astor Piazzolla

Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov): II. Verano Porteño

Chabuca Granda

María Landó (arr. Sverre Indris Joner)

Astor Piazzolla

Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov): IV. Invierno Porteño)

Nani Nani (Sephardic Lullaby)
Astor Piazzolla

Selections from ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’: Yo soy María