Love, departure, tears


Tue 19.9.2017, 8 p.m., 2017-9-19T20:00 Kreuzkirche

Love, departure, tears

Profeti della Quinta (Vocal ensemble)

Doron Schleifer, Roman Melish canto
Lior Leibovici, Dan Dunkelblum tenor
Elam Rotem bass, cembalo and direction
Ori Harmelin chitarrone

Madrigals from the Renaissance by Claudio Monteverdi, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Cipriano de Rore, Carlo Gesualdo and others

The Swiss-Israeli vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta proves that audiences can still be thrilled by late-renaissance Italian madrigals. All the works – or almost all – deal with love. Five singers trained at Basle's Schola Cantorum form the core of this ensemble of 'prophets'. Their starting point is the performance practice of the unimaginably vibrant and expressive era around 1600. A lot was going on in secular vocal music at the time: composers set the demanding lyrical poetry of Petrarch and Tasso and constantly vied with each other to produce ever bolder musical audacities.

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