élégance à la française
Discovery and redisocovery
About the project
France is widely regarded as a cultural hotbed - from medieval troubadours, major centers for musical development in European Renaissance, followed by baroque François Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau or opera masters such as Jean-Baptiste Lully, Georges Bizet, Jules Massenet or Léo Delibes; and nothing reveals this more than names such as Hector Berlioz, Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel, Eric Satie, Camile Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez or Edith Piaf.
élégance à la française is a collection of the masters of French vocal music, so we look at the best examples of the music for female choirs, providing a musical odyssey through the times. To already well-known names we added some less know to be discovered. The eclectic aspect of the program - a medley of music and stories is true discovery and rediscovery.
Music: Hector Berlioz, Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Duruflé, Ernest Chausson, Jacques Ibert, Roger Calmel, from Roman de Fauvel
Concert choir Carmina slovenica
Organ and piano: Tatjana Dvoršak
Conductor: Karmina Šilec
Lector: Metka Damjan
From the Press
… sound elegance al la Carmina Slovenica ... difficult works, which require very wide dynamic range were homogenious in timbre and technically impeccably, what results mature and suggestive interpretation ... Faure’s messe was extremely precise regarding diction, it is so very rare opportunity to hear so authentic and precise choir articulation of such difficult passages in Latin …
... they have revealed their wilde range of voice capabilities … Carmina Slovenica is an ensemble comprising carefully chosen gifted and versatile young women artists, and it demonstrates independence and sovereignty of these young virtuosos … Carmina Slovenica demonstrated superb sound maturity and power that spread homogenously into the space …
- Concert production Gavin Bryars: Laude Cortonese - Marian hymns inspired by paraliturgical medieval music from Tuscany
- Awards The Ford Award - for preservation of natural and cultural heritage for the project Slovenian Sounds
- Materials Presentation material
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- News archive New project: Ultimate collective experience