Le Concert des Planètes
What is our life? … music for private use

Saturday, September 14

9:00 p.m, Church of Valencay

Le Concert des Planètes
Delphine Cadet, soprano
Alice Cota, Mathilde Hénin, Naomi Inoué, Aude-Marie Piloz, viol
Ghislain Dibie, positive organ


Useful information


Date
Saturday 14 September

Hours
9:00 p.m.

Place
Church of Valençay

Rates
Concert alone :
Full Price : 20€
Reduced rate : 15€

Castle entrance + concert :
Full Price : 28€
Reduced rate : 23€

The vocal and instrumental program of What is our life? music for private use is dedicated to the Months (ca. 1656) by C. Simpson, ground-breakingly clever fantasies composed for a treble viol, two bass viols and a continuo organ, as well as the famous First Set of Madrigals (1612) by Gibbons, a collection of five-part consort songs in which the voice of Delphine Cadet mingles with the viol lines to draw out the dual melodic and harmonic discourse of each madrigal, whose musical color expresses that of a pastoral or moral poem.

We have taken the poeticized “I” of those songs and added an allegory for time, embodied in Christopher Simpson’s Months of the Year, in which the Impressionism of the successive paintings highlights the ambivalence that unites the seasons of the soul and the reality of the world, over the course of a sort of private music party.

 

 

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