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The Last Seven Words

avec Quatuor Debussy, Ensemble Gilles Binchois

— HAYDN Joseph
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross op.51 (1785)

The original meeting of medieval singing and the string quartet around the emblematic work of Haydn

The originality is to have interspersed between each movement of Haydn, modern and refined songs composed by Dominique Vellard, inspired by medieval psalmodies enunciating the Words of Christ, where an actor usually reads them.


The interpenetration between these melodies and the sublime classicism of Haydn’s original score creates an impression of extreme serenity.


This concert was given for the first time in April 2004 as part of the Festival Les Meslanges de Printemps (Burgundy).

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