‘Música vocal en temps oblidats’

SWR Vokalensemble

Date:
Thursday 21 September 2023
Place:
Palau de les Arts - Aula Magistral
Time:
19.30h
Duration:
75'
Price:
Free
Musicians

SWR Vokalensemble
Yukiko Sugawara, piano
Tomoko Hemmi, piano
Marcus Creed, conductor

Program

‘Ubi sunt’ (2022) Alberto Posadas (1967) 27’
‘Früh kommt die Nacht’ (2018-19) Carlos Bermejo
Martín 17’
‘Hypotyposis Saturniennes’ (2023) David Moliner
(1991) 20’

  • Aya Gigandet (soprano)
  • Johanna Zimmer (soprano)
  • Judith Hilger (alto)
  • Alexander Yudenkov (tenor)
  • Philip Niederberger (baritone)
  • Florian Kontschak  (bass)

‘Monoduo’ (2022) Stephan Storck (1961) 10’

*With the support of SWR and the Ernst Von Siemens Foundation

Synopsis

SWR Vokalensemble is Europe’s leading contemporary music choir. Its programme is a tribute to Spain: three Spanish composers with three very different musical languages join forces, all of them linked to the great history of vocal music in forgotten times: Alberto Posadas wonders: “Who are the ones who preceded us?” and alludes to polylingual sources as well as to the techniques and vocal styles of past centuries. Carlos Bermejo alludes
to a choral piece by Johannes Brahms: Op. 104, ‘Im Herbst’. Sixteen voices ask and answer. That which in Brahms is an interwoven dialogue becomes a multiple acoustic interaction with filters, resonances and echoes. The choir evokes a wall of mist through which shapes and chords shine…and David Moliner evokes an esoteric dream for six soloists and a 24-voice choir based on a text by Arthur Rimbaud: ‘Hypotyposes Saturniennes’. To round off the programme, a piece for piano by the German composer Stephan Storc engages one’s ear with light, fresh piano soundscapes.

Artistic cast

SOPRANOS
Clémence Boullu
Carmen Buchert
Kirsten Drope
Aya Gigandet
Wakako Nakaso
Eva-Maria Schappé
Dorothea Winkel
Johanna Zimmer

ALTOS
Sabine Czinczel
Stefanie Blumenschein
Judith Hilger
Ulrike Koch
Livia Kretschmann
Pauline Stöhr
Wiebke Wighardt

TENORS
Johannes Kaleschke
Christopher Kaplan
Rüdiger Linn
Johannes Mayer
Julius Pfeifer
Alexander Yudenkov

BASSES
Georg Gädker
Bernhard Hartmann
Florian Kontschak
Torsten Müller
Philip Niederberger
Mikhail Nikiforov
Mikhail Shashkov

International
IVC Order
World premiere
Estrena a l’Estat Espanyol