Program: France and Italy: madrigals and songs

Time regained

While the art of the madrigal was developing in Italy, the chanson was making its appearance in France. Both genres were developed to give expression to the text – be it through the colourful narratives of Servin and Janequin or the harmonic audacity of Monteverdi and Gesualdo. Five centuries later Berio and Fénelon pay homage to this rich exchange with their own madrigals and songs.


Programme :

Claudio Monterverdi  Four madrigals (Quarto libro)

Carlo Gesualdo  Four madrigals (Sesto libro)

Clément Janequin  La Guerre

Jean Servin  La Fricassée des cris de Paris 

Luciano Berio  Cries of London

Philippe Fénelon  Five madrigals

Ensemble Aedes

Mathieu Romano, conductor


1 hour 30 minutes with no interval

17 singers

1 theorbo

1 conductor


An Aedes/Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne co-production


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