France and Italy: Madrigals and Songs

Thursday 1st December 2016 - Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne

While the art of the madrigal was developing in Italy, the chanson was making its appearance in France. Both genres were developed to give expression to the text – be it through the colourful narratives of Servin and Janequin or the harmonic audacity of Monteverdi and Gesualdo. Five centuries later Berio and Fénelon pay homage to this rich exchange with their own madrigals and songs.

Claudio MONTEVERDI, Four madrigals(Quarto libro)
Carlo GESUALDO, Four madrigals (Sesto libro)
Clément JANEQUIN, La Guerre
Jean SERVIN, La Fricassée des cris de Paris
Luciano BERIO, Cries of London
Philippe FENELON, Five madrigals

Ensemble Aedes
Mathieu Romano : conductor

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