Arts-Scène Diffusion

A four-dimensional concert

A four-dimensional concert

Magali Léger, Albane Carrère, violin, cello, harpsichord & organ

Originally, a simple idea, to represent the music of the eighteenth century as a 3D object projected on three axes, composers, domains and languages ​​... On each of them, a binary choice was quickly imposed : Bach / Haendel, sacred / profane, German / Italian. Then a fourth dimension appeared, indispensable as an evidence: the voices! And that's how we put the foundations together to build this duet program for soprano and mezzo-soprano.

From this somewhat cerebral mechanics, based on symmetry and duality, arose the emotion, the mathematical rigor of Bach and Haendel's Italian fantasies, came the moments of grace that compose our concert, the duetti da camera of Haendel, an intimate and so delicate music, or the soprano / viola duets of Bach's cantatas and their supernatural beauty ...


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

Cantate BWV 91, duo Die Armut, so Gott auf sich nimmt
Cantate BWV 36, Nun komm duo, der Heiden Heiland

Sonata BWV 1021, for violin and basso continuo

Lutheran Mass BWV 236, duet Domine Deus
Cantate BWV 4, duet Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt

Cantata BWV 74, aria for mezzo-soprano Komm, mein Herze steht dir offen

Cantate BWV 78, duet Wir eilen schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten


Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685 - 1759)

Duetti da camera HWV 188, language duo, geme, sospira e si lagna
Duetti da camera HWV 194, duet Sono liete, fortunate, dolci, grate

Sonata HWV 371, for violin and basso continuo

Cantata Il delirio amoroso HWV 99, aria for soprano Per te lasciai la luce

Duetti da camera HWV 178, duo A mirarvi io his intento


Bach - Mass in B minor BWV 232, duet Christe eleison


Total duration of the concert: approximately 1h40