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Концерт состоялся 15 November 2019 года

Ave Maria, Cathedral's Eve

Supported by the Embassy of Estonia in Moscow and by the Ministry of Culture of Estonia

The concert featured:

Hortus Musicus

Programme: Walther von der Vogelweide, C. Monteverdi, G. Gabrieli, G. Frescobaldi, A. Corelli and more

Hortus Musicus from Estonia is a genuine legend of early music. They gave their first concert in 1972. At first the escape into pre-Bachian times was a quiet protest against the Soviet ideology, but later on became the main theme of their lives. The peculiarity of the group consists in rejecting both frenetic authenticism and deliberate modernization of the medieval material. The musicians perform ancient music acknowledging that they live in the 21st century, and at the same time they study diligently their sources. Their performances are always stylish and fresh. This time the famous group comes to Moscow with a program dedicated to the Blessed Virgin.


Hortus Musicus

Andres Mustonen (violin, artistic leader)
Anto Õnnis (tenor, percussion instruments)
Tõnis Kaumann (baritone, percussion instruments)
Riho Ridbeck (bass, percussion instruments)
Olev Ainomäe (shawms, schalmei, recorders, duduk)
Tõnis Kuurme (curtal, rauschpfeiff, recorders)
Valter Jürgenson (trombones)
Imre Eenma (violone)
Taavo Remmel (double bass)
Ivo Sillamaa (harpsichord, organ)

Andres Mustonen (violin, artistic leader)
Anto Õnnis (tenor, percussion instruments)
Tõnis Kaumann (baritone, percussion instruments)
Riho Ridbeck (bass, percussion instruments)
Olev Ainomäe (shawms, schalmei, recorders, duduk)
Tõnis Kuurme (curtal, rauschpfeiff, recorders)
Valter Jürgenson (trombones)
Imre Eenma (violone)
Taavo Remmel (double bass)
Ivo Sillamaa (harpsichord, organ)

Hortus Musicus performed their first concert in 1972, therefore being the oldest continuously performing ensemble in its field in Eastern Europe and one of the few of such longevity in the world. The ensemble was founded by Andres Mustonen, a violin student at the Tallinn State Conservatory at the time. Born in the Soviet conditions of isolation, a group of enthusiasts found the path and image of Hortus Musicus by joining their youthful energies and using minimum outside help (as there was not much available). Andres Mustonen was the key figure as the generator of ideas. His implacability with the established regime and the stale notions that had evolved in music made the group discover the world of the previously unknown pre-Bach music. The musicianship of Hortus Musicus is most aptly characterised by the cliché free creative attitude towards the music that is far from us in time, but not in content. Hortus Musicus has never directly contradicted the ‘authentic’ or ‘historically informed’ type of performing, but they have never aimed for that either. Therefore, the concerts and recordings of Hortus Musicus sound fresh, clear, and powerful – this is the living music of the people of today. Within 45 years, Hortus Musicus has researched and performed European music from the 8th to the 21st century: Gregorian chants, organums, mediaeval liturgical dramas, hymns and motets, works of the Franco-Flemish school, Italian masters of Trecento, the rigid polyphony of the 16th century, French chansons, Italian madrigals, frottole and villanelle, many suites of Renaissance dances from all across Europe, early sonatas and large-scale religious works from the 17th and 18th century, and the music of 20th century composers (often written specifically for Hortus Musicus). For a long time now, Hortus Musicus has not limited themselves to performing only early European music. Borders are crossed temporally, geographically, and genre-wise. Besides the so-called classical early music, the set lists of the ensemble include modern music, jazz, as well as the traditional and folk music of exotic countries.

Mozarabic tune Deus miserere

 

Walther von der Vogelweide

Palästinalied

 

Anonymous, France, XIV c.

La quinte estampie real

 

Anonymous, Spain, XIII c.

Como poden per sas culpas (from Cantiga de Santa Maria)

 

Anonymous, Spain, XIV c.

Stella splendens (from Llibre Vermell)

Polorum Regina (from Llibre Vermell)

 

Anonymous, XIV c.

Chançoneta tedescha

 

C. Monteverdi

Cantate Domino

 

G. Gabrieli

Canzona quarta

 

C. Monteverdi

S’el vostro cor, madonna (Libro VII, 1619)

Non voglio amare (Libro IX, 1651)

Vaga su spina ascosa (Libro VII, 1619)

 

G. Frescobaldi

Canzona

 

C. Monteverdi

Zefiro torna, e di soavi accenti (Scherzi musicali, 1632)

 

A. Corelli

La folia, Op. 5, No. 12 (arranged by Tõnis Kaumann)

We listened to: Contrabass, Duduk, Harpsichord, Medieval bassoon, Organ, Percussion, Rauschpfeife, Recorder, Shawm, Trombone, Violin, Violone, Voice

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