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September 2021
7:00 PM
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Plac Kościelny, Wrocław

Extreme Harmonies


Solage Fumeux fume par fumée – rondeau à 3
Cipriano de Rore Calami sonum ferentes – motet à 4
Orlando di Lasso Sibylla Delphica – motet à 4, Sibylla Phrygia – motet à 4 from Prophetiae Sybillarum
Antoine Brumel Missa „Ut re mi fa sol la”: Sanctus i Agnus Dei à 4
Luca Marenzio Solo e pensoso – madrigal à 5
Scipione Lacorcia Stravagante pensiero – madrigal à 5
Giovanni de Macque La mia doglia s'avanza – madrigal à 5
Pierre de Manchicourt Vidi speciosam – motet à 8
Giuseppe Palazzotto e Tagliavia Se parti io moro – madrigal à 5
Michelangelo Rossi Per non mi dir – madrigal à 5

Time: 70'

The project is part of the commemoration of the centenary of regaining independence and rebuilding Polish statehood


Grupa śpiewających ludzi stojących w okręgu
Huelgas Ensemble / fot. archiwum zespołu

When thinking about avant-garde music, the contemporary listener will rather focus on the works of 20th-century composers. However, the previous epochs also had their experimenters, and their developments were no less radical than what was achieved after several centuries. The Huelgas Ensemble conducted by Paul Van Nevel will take the audience on a journey back in time, and it will also be a proposal to look at early music from a completely new and revealing perspective.

The concert programme features pieces by well-known and well-established artists. Often these are personalities about whom we know very little and who may remain mysterious to us forever. Such an artist is Solage, a composer and probably also a poet, representative of ars subtilior. This extravagant late medieval style was characterized by great complications in terms of harmony, rhythm and vocal range. The most famous work of this artist is the three-part rondeau Fumeux fume par fumée, an intriguing piece that is a symbol of this trend.

One of the most famous and prolific artists of the Renaissance was Orlando di Lasso. His compositional output includes many excellent, and at the same time innovative pieces. Among them, the cycle of twelve motets Prophetiae Sibyllarum is considered the most radical, two of which will be performed by the Huelgas Ensemble. The Renaissance and early Baroque eras will be presented in the works of other featured composers. Their common denominator is the phenomenon known as chromatics. The word chrōmatíkos means colourful in Greek, and in the context of music, introducing new sounds to a given scale by lowering them with flats or raising them with crosses. Such a coloured scale is surprising, introduces a sense of alienation, an element of tension, and at the same time testifies to the composer’s ingenuity. This is not, however, extravagance for the sake of extravagance, but a component that brings emotions to these works, still alive and capable of touching the hearts of the audience.

Miejsca VIP
  • VIP ticket
110 PLN
Miejsca normalne
  • Normal ticket
  • Reduced ticket
90 PLN
70 PLN
Dostawka (ograniczona widoczność)
  • Additional seat
50 PLN
Bezpośrednio przed koncertem, w miejscu wydarzenia możliwa płatność tylko gotówką.

NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.