Works by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Gyger and many more
The image of fire as an allegory for human passion appears throughout literary history, giving birth to a vast and diverse repertoire of fiery vocal music. Flames Within is an exploration of this repertoire, centred around the explosive madrigals of Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Marenzio, and reaching back as far as the chants of Hildegard von Bingen and forward as far as Morten Lauridsen and Melbourne’s own Elliott Gyger.
My heart burns and the fire is so sweet
That it lives in the blaze,
And thus dies joyfully.
- Anonymous poet, featured in Gesualdo’s Ardo il mio cor.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Consort of Melbourne
Hildegard von Bingen
O ignee spiritus
Quel augellin che canta
Luci serene e chiare
Fire in the heavens
Ardo per te, mio bene and Luci serene e chiare
Dissi a l’amata mia
Se per havervi oime
Cast & Crew
Wednesday 15 June 2016 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in theatre-style. Seating in the Salon is general admission.
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