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Le Poème Harmonique

A Preview of the 2013-14 Miller Theatre Early Music Series

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Le Poème Harmonique

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Acclaimed French early-music ensemble Le Poème Harmonique returns following two sell-out Opening Night concerts last season. Centered around Monteverdi’s revolutionary Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, considered one of the finest madrigals of war, this season’s program contrasts Monteverdi’s dramatic cantata with a light-hearted piece by Marazzoli that parodies the same love-lorn tale. Showcasing works in stile rappresentativo—a style of singing developed in 16th century Italian opera that is more emotive than speech but less melodic than song—Le Poème Harmonique celebrates music as a means of connection and poetic communication.



Repertoire

  • Claudio Monteverdi Hor ch’el ciel e la terra (SV 147)
  • Claudio Monteverdi Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (SV 153)
  • Giovani Maria Trabaci Consonanze stravaganzi
  • Il Fasolo Lamento di madama Lucia con la riposta di Cola
  • Marco Marazzoli La Fiera di Farfa