In today's society, being under 40 and dedicating yourself to composing "classical-contemporary" music goes against the grain and takes courage. And even more so if you're a woman. At the heart of this programme is Helena Cánovas' Intorno a due vermiglie e vaghe labbra, based on a madrigal by Monteverdi. We have asked our young composers to revisit Renaissance polyphony and counterpoint and reshape them through their own language. At Music Reloaded you are encouraged to download, process and, above all, reload. The musical language of Xavier García Cardona, Joan Magrané, Carlos Prat, Helena Cánovas and Josep Ollé will dialogue with compositions by Alonso Lobo, Madalena Casulana and Claudio Monteverdi in a concert that will also include premieres by Aurora Bauzà and Pere Jou and a new Madrigal by Anna Campany. The result of this commission from the Peralada Festival, under the direction of Júlia Sesé and with the participation of the Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Música, is a young and innovative concert that honours Western choral music tradition.
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Carmen Church

Project commissioned by the Perelada Festival

Xavier García CARDONA (1991)

    • “Així com cell qui es veu prop de la mort”

Motet d’Alonso Lobo original sobre el qual es basarà l’obra d’Aurora Bauzà

Aurora BAUZÀ (1987) i Pere JOU (1985)

    • Estrena per determinar

Joan MAGRANÉ (1988)

    • ”Come fontana piena”

Anna CAMPMANY (1993)

    • Estrenar per determinar

Carles PRAT (1985)

    • ”Tanto gentil”

Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567)

    • “Ecco mormorar l’onde”

Helena CÁNOVAS (1994)

    • “Intorno a due vermiglie e vaghe labbra”

Josep OLLÉ (1987)

    • ”Jubilate Deo”

 Duration 60'

Artistic details

Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana 

Júlia SESÉ, musical direction