Tuesday, 18 January 2011

21/12/2010 : une "standing ovation"

Bravo VP who didn't even need to see the score to guess right from the start that it was Johann Sebastian Bach's marvellous Christmas Oratorio, performed by Concerto Köln and the Collegium Vocale Gent conducted by Marcus Creed. Soloists were Christina Lanshamer (soprano), Ulrike Schneider (alto), Julien Prégardien (tenor) and Andreas Wolf (bass-baritone). Thank you to these artists amongst the very best in the world for a moment suspended in time, three hours of pure bliss and joy.
Bravo à VP qui a deviné même avant d'avoir vu la partition qu'il s'agissait de L'Oratorio" de Noël de Jean-Sébastien Bach. Interprété par le Concerto Köln, le Collegium Vocale de Gand, dirigés par Marcus Creed. Les solistes : Christina Lanshamer (soprano), Ulrike Schneider (alto), Julien Prégardien (ténor) et Andreas Wolf (baryton-basse). Une interprétation magistrale par des artistes parmi les meilleurs au monde, une soirée parfaite, trois heures de bonheur et de joie!


Olivier said...

en plus dans ce lieu magnifique, tu as du passer vraiment un superbe moment.

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There's much in the world that you can't explain.
It's revealed for you to remember
by the whispering voice of a distant train
or a midnight rain in november.

Horizon within! You can always find
the keys to Enigma. Let's mention
one basic Truth: of spirited Mind
Is Nature naught but extension.

Internal expanses! In dreams, ridden
by fear and longing you roam
that deep Southeast in your soul hidden
...on your random journey back home.

Single Swingle


Casualidad sopla la sangre
de alguno señor desconocido
durante los pocos restantes
momentos del resplandor de faroles

que se vislumbran tras el follaje
flameando de las obsesiónes
igual efimero como gotas
del cinzano de la soledad –

En aquel tiempo me levanta
dentro uno incidente avejentado
que en seguida palidece
al camouflaje de abstraccion;

chica, nadie conoce que tus grisos
ojos significan aún; con todo
el sueño que hube evacuado
tu escudriñas nuevamente.

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Un orage nocturne illmuna maintenant l'Amazonie, franchis les Andes, envoya des jeux de cartes gigantesques et frappantes en bas à la Pampa –

Puis: petit déjeuner à melon; café fumant !

À la bague du cigare tu lis, étonné: GÉOGRAPHIE.



Das Leben dergleichen Halbfaßung
der Welt wahr immer nicht wahr,
nicht wahr? Die fristlos Entlaßung
am Ende wird kaum wunderbar.

So laßen uns Menschlingen viele
besonders besonnene zum
Zeitweilegem Zeiten als Ziele
des Lebens halbfaßen darum.

Fremde Gedichte


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Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how a concert like this can transform you to another place?

andrew1860 said...

Wish I could be there!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful for you to have three hours of bliss! It doesn't happen very often. I'm very happy for you.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jacob said...

"...three hours of pure bliss and joy." Hard to find anything to compare! So glad you enjoyed these wonderful musicians and their performance!

Randy said...

I agree with Woody. I love when music moves you.

Jack said...

Three hours of blliss and joy are three hours more than many people get. It sounds wonderful, Ciel. Glad you were able to attend and enjoy it.

T. Becque said...

To sit for three hours and listen to music would be heaven. The music on it's own is enough, but to sit and do nothing, that would be something too!

You are right, Billy was part of the Clanton brothers and known as a "bad guy".

Alain Alexandre said...

cela rejoint ma petite remarque sur Versailles et la musique, l' apparence intemporelle,Il faut dire que la qualité artistiques; na pas cessé au long des siècles.

Small City Scenes said...

Pure luxury, Oh yes. Even your words lilt with happiness. MB

Diane said...

I wish I had been there. xxx

Dina said...

Bravo VP. And bravo to the composers and the musicians who lift our soul.

VP said...

I am sure my next trip to Versailles will not be during summer!

Cezar and Léia said...

How lucky you are, I'm envious here! :)
Fantastic moment there for sure!

Bergson said...

VP était sur la scène sinon il doit travailler pour un horoscope

Malyss said...

Du Bach sous une telle voute, ça a dû être un enchantement!

Lorrie said...

an enchanting place for music that soars to the heavens - sigh

Halcyon said...

Looks like it was a wonderful experience!

Birdman said...

I agree... winter's the thing!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Wonderful, Ciel!


Loree said...

Pure bliss. I would love to have been there with you.

Leif Hagen said...

I wish I had been there for the concert! "Culture Vultures" love that kind of entertainment!

Louis la Vache said...

Oh! «Louis» would have loved this!
Bach is «Louis'» favorite composer, with Mozart ranking very near Bach.

The Germans have a saying (sometimes attributed to Karl Barth):
"When God in Heaven commands his Angels to play music for him, they always play B a c h.
Wenn der Herr Gott im Himmel sienen Engeln Musik für ihr zu spielen, spielen sie immer B a c h.

But when they play music just for themselves, they always play M o z a r t ."
Aber wenn sie Musik für sich selbst spielen, Spielen sie immer M o z a r t .

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What an amazing concert and opportunity to have been there... suspended in time with finely tuned instruments and voices...

Bach, Beethoven, Mozart... I never tire of listening to the classics and love to visit your site to hear the divine music...