Figure humaine - Accentus English version

Figure humaine

Program

Francis Poulenc
Figure Humaine
Annelies Van Parys
création (accentus order)
Frank Martin
Mass for Double Choir

accentus returns to the great works of the a cappella repertory under the leadership of a recognised master of choral conducting: Marcus Creed. Figure humaine, written in 1943, was based on poems by Paul Éluard. A hymn to freedom, this cantata for mixed double choir is considered one of Poulenc’s masterpieces, and a milestone in the accentus story. Another major work in the choral repertory, Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir delivers a message of peace in which Gregorian inspiration and the influence of Bach combine in a dizzyingly rich language. This clarity is also a characteristic of the music of Annelies Van Parys, seen by some as the Mahler of the 21st century and who offers, here, a brand new work.

1h30 with interval

Cast

accentus
Marcus Creed, Marc Korovitch * conductor

Performances

  • Nov
    10

    18h - Rouen, Chapelle Corneille
  • Nov
    13

    21h - Suresnes, Théâtre Jean Vilar
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