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    Festival d’Automne à Paris
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    75001 Paris

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György Kurtág / Heinz Holliger

György Kurtág / Heinz Holliger


    • Théâtre du Châtelet
      November 6
    Poetry in the shadow of sorrow and despair pervades the works confronted in this concert. Whether a cappella – a chorus and solo voices in an “anthology of meditation” – or inspired by popular and medieval tonalities, they shape the miraculous concordance of music and poetry, to a t. The words of John Keats come to mind: “Melancholy dwells with beauty – a beauty that must die.”
    György Kurtág
    Hipartita for solo violin (2000-2004)
    French premiere

    Heinz Holliger
    Shir shavur for chorus a cappella, set on poems by David Rokeah (2004-2006)
    French premiere

    György Kurtág
    Songs of Despair and Sorrow, opus 18 (1980-1994/2006) for mixed chorus and instruments, set on poems by Mikhail Lermontov, Alexandre Blok, Serge Essenine, Ossip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova et Marina Tsvetaïeva

    Hiromi Kikuchi, violin
    SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
    Ensemble Modern
    Conductor: Marcus Creed

    In collaboration with Südwestrundfunk and Konzerthaus Berlin
    Co-presented by Théâtre du Châtelet and
    Festival d’Automne à Paris

    With the support of Pro Helvetia and SACEM