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The cornerstone of their programme is Claudio Monteverdi, the pioneering
genius of the early baroque. The first half contains two selections from his L’incoronazione
di Poppea, while the concert
closes with Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, a near half-hour long
dramatic madrigal from his unsurpassed eighth book. The seventeenth century
line-up will be completed by works from four lesser-known but deserving Italian masters – Uccellini, Merula,
Castello and Marini, whose Passacaglio remains
one of the most startling examples of the form.
Alongside this period feast, Kozena will tackle one of the defining vocal works of the twentieth century – Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III. Scored for a single voice alone, it is an attempt to take the trivial aspects of life and use them to craft a sort of dramatic essay. Requiring a flexible yet firm technique, it should be a thrilling showpiece. The line-up is completed by the UK premiere of Ariana has a problem by the contemporary Czech composer Vit Zouhar, which will be directed by Ondrej Havelka.
|What||Magdalena Kozena, Andrea Marcon and Le Cetra, Wigmore Hall|
|Where||Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
On 08 Mar 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Wigmore Hall|