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MANTOVANI Bruno

Cantate n°4

  • Category / Instrument : Cello, accordion and chorus
  • Duration : 18'
  • Genre : contemporary
  • Sortiment : Score + parts
  • Number of pages : 30 + 16 + 11
  • Format : 24 x 32 cm
  • Publisher : Lemoine
  • Code : 29185
  • Published : 15/10/2012
  • ISBN / ISMN : 9790230991858
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Premiere

19/10/2012 - Saint Quentin en Yvelines (France), Théâtre - Sonia Wieder-Atherton (cello), Pascal Contet (accordion), Accentus, Laurence Equilbey (conductor)

Commissioned

Choeur de chambre Accentus

Dedication

to Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Pascal Contet and Laurence Equilbey

Note

After Rainer Maria Rilke, Giacomo Leopardi and Friedrich von Schiller, it is Paul Tymich who has the place of honour in this fourth cantata. The poet from Leipzig, whose famous "Komm, Jesu, Komm!" was set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, is obviously less famous than the artists I set to music in my earlier works of this genre, and I intended for this piece to refer more to Johann Sebastian Bach than to the author of the text. The choice of instrumentation (accordion and cello) refers to a form of continuo, but in a "modernised" version in which the accordion, with its organ-like sounds, and the cello that provides the harmonic foundation, function in a manner of overlapping with the choir. In fact, the piece plays on the sonic ambiguities between the three entities, even if the overall form alludes to a chamber concerto, in the numerous instrumental or indeed vocal soli. If the text is partially unintelligible in one section of the work, becoming instead a support for abstract writing, it reassumes its position on several occasions, and the prosodic variations that are applied to it, structure the overall form of the piece.

Bruno Mantovani

Recording

1 CD Naïve (V5420)
Bruno Mantovani, Voices
Accentus
Laurence Equilbey, Pieter-Jelle de Boer (conductors)
Sonia Wieder-Atherton (cello), Pascal Contet (accordion)


MANTOVANI Bruno

Biography

Background
Bruno Mantovani was born on October 8, 1974. After receiving five first prizes from the Paris Conservatory (analysis, aesthetics, orchestration, composition, music history) and attending the computer music Cursus at Ircam, he began an international career. His works have been performed [...]

Concerts

    • 09.03.2018
    • Troisième Round
    • Nanterre (France)
    • Maison de la musique
    • Ensemble TM+, Laurent Cuniot (dir.)
    • 03.02.2018
    • Finale
    • Nashville (United States)
    • Laura Turner Hall
    • Nashville Symphony, Lawrence Foster (dir.)
    • 02.02.2018
    • Finale
    • Nashville (United States)
    • Laura Turner Hall
    • Nashville Symphony, Lawrence Foster (dir.)
    • Création Nationale
    • 01.02.2018
    • Finale
    • Nashville (United States)
    • Laura Turner Hall
    • Nashville Symphony, Lawrence Foster (dir.)

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