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CONCERT : LEÇONS DES TÉNÈBRES ET RAGA DE LA NUIT

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LEÇONS DES TÉNÈBRES ET RAGA DE LA NUIT

(a performance by Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu)

Venue : Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra Foundation, Besant Nagar

Date : 3rd November, 2015

Time : 7 PM

Leçons - 2

“LESSONS OF DARKNESS AND RAGAS OF THE NIGHT”

Two cultures, two religions, but the same poetry… The three “Leçons de ténèbres” by François Couperin celebrate the death of Christ by means of a poetic and sombre text impregnated with solitude. The night also has its musical homage in northern and southern India, where it takes the form of the ragas of darkness. In this programme, the works of Louis XIV’s composer are interspersed with three ragas taken from the traditional Indian repertoire. The melismas of the bansuri flute alternate with the two high baroque voices in an ethereal and mesmerizing dialogue.

Program :

First Tenebrae Reading for one solo voice, François Couperin

Alaap (Indian Raga for night time, first part)

Second Tenebrae Reading for one solo voice, François Couperin

Jor (Indian Raga for night time, second part)

Third Tenebrae Reading for two solo voices, François Couperin

Jhala (Indian Raga for night time, third part)

With :

Estelle Béréau & Violaine Le Chenadec, sopranos

Nicolas Muzy, theorbo

Nolwenn Le Guern, viola

Patrick Rudant, bansuri flutes

Franck-Emmanuel Comte, organ & direction

Artists on stage :

2 soloists, 4 instrumentalists + Indians musicians

 


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