thursday 8 december 2016| 20:30 |amsterdam | ostade a’dam
Carina Vinke poetry reading and singing
Felicia van den End flute
Jacob Kellermann guitar
WIllem Stam cello
Jose ‘Pepe’ Garcia Rodriguez percussion
George Crumb Night of the Four Moons – Mundus Canis
Manuel de Falla Nana – Asturiana – Danza from La vida breve
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sonatina for guitar solo
about the programme
Federico Garcia Lorca is regarded as one of the greatest poets that ever lived under the Spanish sky. But he was equally accomplished as a theatre director, as an actor and as a musician – he graduated at the conservatory as a pianist. He considered the composer Manuel de Falla as one of his closest friend and found in classical music and flamenco a rich source of inspiration. In Salon Branoul we will present Lorca’s poems alongside De Falla’s music.
The American composer George Crumb recognized in Lorca a kindred spirit. He feels such a strong connection that almost his entire output of vocal works is dedicated to Lorca’s poetry. Crumb: “I love the fact that the poetry is already so musical, it’s loaded with musical images and images of nature. Also there’s a basic duality I absolutely love between the dark, scary side of Lorca and the very joyous. You know Lorca used to say that dead people are more dead in Spain than anywhere else, and you can feel that total blackness in the poetry.”
We will perform two masterpieces of Crumb: Mundus Canis for guitar and percussion, and Songs of the Four Moons, sung by Carina Vinke, who also will read Lorca’s poetry.
New European Ensemble is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (from 2017) and the city of The Hague