Concert - May 15, 2011 | June Telletxea, Andreas Arend and others

Concert | 2011-05-15, 11.00 hours | BAM Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

The Ariadne-project


A special crossover concert with music by Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries, as well as a short 31-tone chamber opera of the young Berlin composer and lutenist Andreas Arend, based on Monteverdi's Lamento d'Arianna solo aria, the only remaining part of his opera L'Arianna which is unfortunately lost. The program includes compositions by Biagio Marini, Andreas Oswald, Claudio Monteverdi and others. They kept themselves busy with some specific theories of music such as chromaticism, thematic coherence and musical tunings, which then led to new and appealing music.

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Tickets can be reserved at the Muziekgebouw.
The tickets include a drink after the concert in the Star Ferry restaurant of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.

Sunday May 15, 2011 |11.00 hours | BAM Hall | Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Prices: € 13,00 Normal | € 10,50 Stadspas | € 10,50 CJP |

Andreas Arend



The Arianna Ensemble:

June Telletxea, soprano

Andreas Arend, recitation and lute

Aureliusz Golinski, violin

Joshua Cheatham, viola da gamba

Wim Becu, trombone

Manuel Lucas, percussion

Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ



Antonio Bertali (1605-1669) - Ciaconna

Andreas Arend (*1973) - Kanon "Der Wind"

Biagio Marini (1594-1663) - Corrente

Niklas Trüstedt (1944) / Arend / Ovid - In neue Gestalten verwandelte Wesen

Andreas Oswald (1634-1665) - Sonata for violin, viola da gamba, trombone and basso continuo

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) / Andreas Arend - Arianna in Ballo

        First part: Pavana der Wellen
                      Gagliarda der Wellen
                      Arioso / Rezitation
                      Corrente der Wellen

        Second part: Lamento d´Arianna

        Third part: Chaconne / Dithyrambu



The Ariadne-project

At the end of the time of the roman republic, the latin poet Catullus published his only book. It contains an epos en miniature, which tells among others the legend of Ariadne.
In 1608, Claudio Monteverdi´s Lamento d´Arianna was first performed. It formed part of an opera that is now lost. The lamento´s text appears similar to the corresponding place in Catullus´ poem.
The Ariadne-project connects these elements to a new theatre-in-music, in which the Lamento d´Arianna (Lament of Ariadne) is framed on the base of the epos en miniature.
The new music for this was composed within the tuning-system of 31 equal steps per octave.

As a prologue to this work, we play music by composers of Monteverdi´s stylistic school, and own songs, that prepare to the following action.
Antonio Bertali was Maestro di Capella at the emperor´s court in Vianna. His Ciaconna resembles partly a circle-composition. This, in the 17th century, was a piece consisting of cadences to round the circle of tonality. It was used to proove the quality of tuning systems, such as the one by Vincentino (31 equal steps per octave, this is what we use) or by Salinas (19 equal steps per octave).
Andreas Oswald was the organist at the court in Weimar. He died young. His compositions show originality and inventivness.
Biagio Marini was one of the first known virtuosos. The corrente we play comes from his op. 8, "con curiose e modere inventioni".


The myth of Ariadne in our version

First part
Theseus, attic hero, sails to Crete, to the court of king Minos, to kill the minotaur.
Ariadne, daughter of the king falls in love with him. She helps him, among others with the thread, that helps Theseus to find his way out of the labyrinth.
Theseus promises to marry her. They travel to Athens. They take a rest on the isle of Naxos, where they spend also the night.
When Ariadne wakes up the next morning she finds herself alone. Theseus and his men traveled on. He forgot her.

Second part
Arianna´s lament
Ariadne tries to get hold on Theseus, which is already sailing away. She asks him to come back, asks for pity, gets furious, puts a spell on him, regrets the spell - no answer.
She prepares for her death.

Third part
Bacchus, the god, visits Naxos accompagnied by Menads and Satyrs. He and Ariadne come together, and they marry.



This concert is made possible by the support of: the Fonds Podiumkunsten, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the SNS REAAL Fonds and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors