Hilliard Ensemble, fotograaf: Marco Borggreve

Asko|Schönberg and the Hilliards Ensemble

Fascination with the Middle Ages

ANONIEM (France, 13th century)
Vetus abit littera
Procurans odium
Deus misertus
GIJA KANTSJELI
Magnum ignotum
PEROTINUS 
Viderunt omnes (bew. John Casken)
JOHN CASKEN
The Dream of the Rood

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG & THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE
conductor Clark Rundell

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014
20:00 hours
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg

Inleiding: 19.15 uur door Thea Derks

Thursday, 9 October 2014
20:15 hours
Amsterdam
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Inleiding: 19.15 uur door Michel Khalifa

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The British Hilliard Ensemble has an outstanding reputation to maintain in the early music scene. During this concert this celebrated vocal company relives the glory days of the Notre Dame organum. The four singers also perform a leading role in John Casken’s The Dream of the Rood.

Casken briefly studied with the avant-garde icon Witold Lutosławski, but he also has a deep fascination with the Middle Ages. Spine-chilling visions of the crucifixion from an early Christian, Anglo-Saxon poem provided the source of inspiration for The Dream of the Rood
Giya Kancheli’s works likewise have a spiritual undertone. In his Magnum ignotum the Georgian composer probes the Great Unknown with wind ensemble and tape.
 

Hilliard Ensemble

Hilliard Ensemble

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John Casken

John Casken

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