Carmina Slovenica

Jump to content // Jump to navigation

Carmina Slovenica

Carmina Slovenica is a production house covering a variety of activities: production of concerts and stage projects, festivals, publishing and education programs.


David Lang: The little match girl passion

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for music

About the project

7. 1. 2018, Minoriti Church Maribor

Astonishing and haunting the little match girl passion sets Andersen’s fable in the form of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. In Lang’s own words, ‘the suffering of the Little Match Girl has been substituted for Jesus’, elevating […] her sorrow to a higher plane’.

ensemble !Kebataola! (Neža Vasle, Anja Šinigoj, Tine Bec, Jaka Mihelač)
Artistic director: Karmina Šilec

text by David Lang after H. C. Andersen, H. P. Paull, Picander and St. Matthew

Oratorio for four voices – soprano, alto, tenor, and bass – and percussion.

David Lang (1957) is one of America's most performed composers. Many of his works resemble each other only in the fierce intelligence and clarity of vision that inform their structures. His catalogue is extensive, and his opera, orchestra, chamber and solo works are by turns ominous, ethereal, urgent, hypnotic, unsettling and very emotionally direct. Much of his work seeks to expand the definition of virtuosity in music — even the deceptively simple pieces can be fiendishly difficult to play and require incredible concentration by musicians and audiences alike.

The Andersen fable is dark, one of those children's stories that still startles in its brutality. The little girl is sent out by her abusive father on New Year's Eve to sell matches. While she tries unsuccessfully to sell matches on the street she warm and distract herself by lighting matches, which summon comforting memories of her grandmother's house on Christmas morning. As she slowly freezes to death, the memories and visions become more vivid until they envelop her. She is found dead in the morning, clutching a handful of burnt-out matches but wearing a beatific smile.

Sound world of The little match girl passion reminds on atmosphere in Renaissance sacred music or English madrigals. Work is a kind of parable, drawing a religious and moral equivalency between the suffering of the poor girl and the suffering of Jesus.

 

CHOREGIE Concert Series

Production: !Kebataola!

Photo gallery

David Lang: The little match girl passion
David Lang: The little match girl passion
David Lang: The little match girl passion
David Lang: The little match girl passion
David Lang: The little match girl passion
Search
Menu

Our site uses cookies for web shop functioning, social networks connections, better overall site performance and awesome user experience. Do you agree with use of cookies?

Find out more about our cookie policy

Cookies on our web page

Legal basis

The legal basis for the cookie policy notice is the EU E-Privacy Directive (Directive 2009/136) and the amended Electronic Communications Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 109/2012) that entered into force in the beginning of 2013 and brought about new regulations governing the use of cookies and similar technologies for the storage of information and access to information, stored on users’ computers or mobile devices.

About cookies

Cookies are short text files that are sent from a website and stored on user’s computer, smartphone or any other device accessing websites through the Internet. They can be used to collect information on how users browse a website, and can thus adapt the contents of the website to users’ interests when they browse the same website in the future, ensuring the best user experience. A cookie usually contains a string of letters and numbers that is stored on user’s computer when they visit a certain website. Each time the user visits the website, the latter is notified of the stored cookie, thereby enabling recognition of the user.

The use of cookies on the Internet has been commonplace for quite some time. More information on cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org, including instructions on how to delete them.

Types of cookies

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies let you move around the website and use its essential features. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for (e.g. registration, shopping activities, safety, etc.) will not function.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information on how visitors use a website with the purpose of improving their user experience (for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, etc.). These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember your settings and choices you make (user name, language, region, etc.) and provide enhanced, personalised features. These cookies may track your actions on the website.

Targeting cookies

Tracking cookies are related to third-party services (e.g. advertising and social networks), such as the ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons. These cookies may track your actions on the website. They are managed and hosted by third parties.

Cookies on this website

Cookie name Author Purpose
carminaslovenica_frontend Carmina Slovenica The session cookie monitors your activity on the website; without it, each sub-site would consider you a new visitor. Therefore, it is required for the smooth operation of the online shop.
activeHeaderSlide Carmina Slovenica This cookie enables the functionality of the Carmina Slovenica website (header).
bcms_cookie_accepted
bcms_cookie_declined
Carmina Slovenica These cookies record your choice regarding the use of cookies on our website.
di
dt
psc
uid
uit
uvc
siteaud
ana_svc
atuvc
user_token
...
AddThis These cookies are set by AddThis social plugin.
AddThis privacy policy / Opt-out of AddThis
c_user
s
xs
presence
datr
ft
lu
sub
lsd
reg_ext_ref
reg_fb_gate
reg_fb_ref
wb
act
_e_3qqF_0
wd
p
...
Facebook These cookies are set by Facebook plugin.
Facebook cookies & similar technologies
twll
t1
original_refer
_twitter_sess
guest_id
k
pid
Twitter These cookies are set by Twitter plugin.
Twitter privacy policy
__utma
__utmz
SID
LOGIN_INFO
use_hotbox
PREF
SSID
HSID
watched_video_id_list
demographics
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
...
YouTube These cookies are set by YouTube video player.
Types of cookies used by Google

__utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmv
__utmz
xtvrn
xtan
xtant
sc_anonymous_id
__qca
_soundcloud_session
web-ver
experiments
UID
UIDR
...

SoundCloud These cookies are set by SoundCloud music player.
SoundCloud cookie policy
_ga
__utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmv
__utmz
SC
PREF
HSID
SSID
APISID
SAPISID
SNID
NID
GoogleAccountsLocale_session
AnalyticsUserLocale
GAPS
...
Google These cookies are set by Google and/or Google Maps.
Types of cookies used by Google

Cookie management

Cookies are stored and managed by the browser used by the user. The browser may limit cookie storage or disable it. Cookies stored by the browser may be deleted – for more information visit www.aboutcookies.org. Your decision regarding the use of cookies on this website can be changed at any time by clicking on the link Cookies settings.

Website management

Website Carmina Slovenica.