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Il Seminario Musicale

Dec. 14, 1998 (Mon) 6:30 p.m. (open for seating at 6:00 p.m.)
Entrance Hall
A ¥4,000 B ¥3,000 (all seats reserved)

Gerard Lesne, countertenor (male alto)
Jean-Charles Ablitzer, organ
Bruno Cocset, cello

Program
Monteverdi (1567-1643) Ego flos campi
Stradella (1639-82) TLament for Holy Wednesday
Buxtehude (1637?-1707) *Passacaglia in D minor (Bux161)
F. Couperin (1668-1733) Lesson #2 for Holy Wednesday (Leçon de Tenebres)
J. S. Bach (1685-1750) *Chorale (Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland) (BWV659)

*Prelude and Fugue in D (BWV532)

Suite #2 for Unaccompanied Cello in D Minor (BWV1008)
H. Purcell (1659-95) Incidental Music Z583
Bassani (c. 1657-1716) Salve Regina

and other works
*Organ solos


A concert the like of which has never been performed at Art Tower Mito before. As the organ reverberates in the hall, the cello solemnly marches forward, while the voice of the countertenor soars through space. The members of the French traditional group, Il Seminario Musicale, led by Gerard Lesne, are apostles of baroque music who breathe new life back into forgotten works, simultaneously imparting a fresh interpretation to familiar evergreens. When the program of music, woven into several layers, emerges before the audience as living sound, it envelops us in religious ecstasy, or even a sense of "intoxication" that verges on danger. Come experience, with your own ears, the moment in which the reverberant ATM Entrance Hall transforms into a completely different space.



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