La Campanella. Performances

Kings and Beggars

Songs and dances of kings and beggars performed by the ensemble of early music "La Campanella"

The music, as in a mirror, reflects the life and work of famous rulers - Thibault Champagne, Henry VIII, Anna of Brittany and Prince of Orange, Charles XII of Sweden, Louis XIV - and their simple contemporaries. The first part of the program is entirely devoted to the august people. Not everyone knows, but among them there were also quite a few musically gifted personalities who composed music - what are the King Truver Thibault Champagne or, to this day, the English King Henry VIII being discussed. Many compositions were composed to the glory of monarchs, because it was the magnificent royal courts that were the greatest patrons and patrons of the composers and orchestras, it was there that the first balls and competitions of musicians originated. Louis XIV himself danced the burlesque roles in the palace ballets, and the legends about intrigues and the death of the minions and courtiers are still preserved in the songs.

But eras are changing, and now, among the noise of fireworks and the brilliance of court minuets, a premonition of impending unprecedented upheavals, revolutions and popular uprisings already arises, crowned heads with scaffolds will soon roll ... After all, the colorful screen and luxury of the life of aristocrats hide monstrous poverty and powerlessness of ordinary people. And there have been many cases in history when the plebs brought to despair raised riots, often mercilessly buried in blood, but also leading to revolutions.

Dramatic events, the harsh life of the poor, vagrants, lepers - all this could not remain in the people's memory in the form of many songs and scenes. They are dedicated to the second part of the program, where you can hear songs from English beggars, French migrants, Scottish Jacobites and Irish vendors.

Songs and dances of the XIII-XVIII centuries. performed to the accompaniment of authentic instruments: recorder, kornumuz, baroque guitar, lute, psaltery, viotta, fidel, rebec, gijack, lira, hardy-hardy, dumbek, Irish harp.

Cabaret "Deja vu"

Theatrical concert of the ensemble of ancient music "La Campanella". The ensemble performs songs from the repertoire of Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Dina Durbin and soundtracks.

Perhaps, people change in something, but their desire to spend their free time well and fun is always the same. At all times there have always been cozy places where in a warm company you could sing songs, dance and just look at the performances of the artists. In its program "Cabaret Déjà Vu", the ensemble of ancient music "La Campanella" tries to convey the atmosphere of such fun and entertainment - both medieval and just fifty and hundred years old. Even in the Middle Ages, there were no institutions called "cabaret", but people gathered in taverns and taverns to talk, learn the latest news and gossip, learn a new fashion song or dance, look at tricks and pantomimes. You will see elegant Italian and incendiary Irish dances, listen to the feast songs of the Dutch, English and Scots, witness an extraordinary presentation of puppets and eyewitnesses to the old "dance of idiots" from the English county of Yorkshire!

And in the second part of the audience really are on the presentation of our very real cabaret "Red Cat". This evening you will hear songs from the repertoire of the most famous cabaret of the new time, golden hits in retro style, as well as the wonderful music of Konstantin Shevelev! Astor Piazzola's passionate tango, the famous melodies of Nino Rota, fascinating and incendiary songs from the repertoire of Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Dina Durbin and Batyr Zakirov. Vintage romances and songs from classic movies, jokes, jokes and pranks - all for you in our modest but cozy cabaret!

The true story of Robinson Crusoe, told by himself

Theatrical performance of the ensemble of ancient music "La Campanella" based on the book by D. Defoe "Robinson Crusoe".

How to occupy restless children? - And if they do not play in Robinson on a desert island ?! And even though grandfather Robinson told them about his stormy youth a hundred times, his grandchildren are always interested in hearing his wonderful story and re-experiencing the extraordinary adventures that befell a simple English sailor. There are three Robinsons on the stage at the same time: an old one, recalling all the extraordinary events, a young one who, in front of the audience, goes through all the trials and misadventures, and still a boy, along with his peers, beats all these scrape. The libretto of the theatrical performance "The True Story of Robinson Crusoe, told by himself" is based on the incredible, but true story of a man who lived for 28 years on a desert island. This image, created with such skill by Daniel Defoe, has not lost its relevance in our time. A man of pride and stubborn, previously often showing weakness and cowardice, left alone, out of the world, practically, without hope of salvation, he finds the strength not to descend, to keep faith and hope, to prove to himself that in his plight continue to live and find a lot of good in life

This hope was embodied in the fun atmosphere of the Irish and Scottish dances imbued with the atmosphere of the concert, intended for both children and adults, both for inexperienced listeners and music lovers interested in ancient music. The performance will allow viewers to get acquainted with the vocal and instrumental music of the British Isles and Latin America and the ancient dances set in treatises of the XVIII century.

In a programme:
Music of England, Ireland, Scotland and France XVII-XVIII centuries

Authentic instruments: recorders, kornamuz, baroque guitar, lute, mandolin, psaltery, lyre, violin, fidel, viotta, irish harp, cello, rauspfeyf, bagpipes, krummhorns, double bass, hardy gardi

Invincible Don Quixote

Musical performance -pastichcho performed by the ensemble of early music "La Campanella".

Peasants, barrels, innkeepers and maidservants who sing and dance, play the bagpipes and lutes, violas and harps, drums and a variety of pipes! Under the masks, ladies and seniors are hiding, and the maids are turning into beautiful Moorish women. Even the donkey Osla and the horse Rosinant sing! And all this is for the incorrigible romantic and the dreamer, the gallant knight Don Quixote of La Mancha. Will he find his beautiful lady?

The play features music from Spain, France, Italy, and Germany of the 15th and 17th centuries. The music is performed on authentic instruments: recorders, kornamuz, baroque guitar, psaltery, viotta, fidel, gijak, charange, lyre, hardy gardi, dumbeke, darbuk, Irish harp.

Lazy Gonza, or how to marry a Dragon?

Theatrical performance of the ensemble of ancient music "La Campanella". The play sounds Western European music XII-XVII centuries, the melodies of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Everyone knows Ivan the Fool from Russian fairy tales. But few people know that he has a colleague in the Czech Republic - a lazy or stupid Gonza, who just has nothing to do, but just lie on the stove! One hundred and two hundred years ago, folk jokes and fairy tales about Gonze were very popular among the Western Slavs - and now, finally, these stories have come to us. And just see what happened! Eh, Gonze would lie quietly on the stove and there are cakes, so no - even for a fabulous sloth there are adventures. And all because of the wizard! It is because of his whim that our hero has to go save the princess and learn all the long road. And where only Gonze could visit - from the rocky shores of Ireland to the hot sands of the Sahara, from the luxurious palaces of metropolitan Europe to the modest Slovak villages. And everywhere in his wanderings, he became acquainted with the songs and music of the local inhabitants. In Spain, Gonza happened to see the chacon dance and in Germany listen to Tyrolean hunting songs. He marveled at the Moorish beauties, and at the ball he saw aristocrats dancing to pavan, galliard and passamezzo ... Hmm, or maybe he, a sly man, was only dreaming of it all, like a beautiful princess? After all, it is ridiculous to even think that our gonza Gonze is able to cope with the dragon ?! What do you think?

The music is performed on authentic instruments: recorders, kornamuz, baroque guitar, psaltery, viotta, fidel, charange, lyre, hardy-gardi, dumbeke, darbuk, Irish harp, bagpipes.

Camera obscura, or the Magic Lantern

Theatrical performance of the ensemble of ancient music "La Campanella". In an accessible and entertaining, sometimes humorous form, the performance will allow viewers to get acquainted with the culture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

The project is an attempt to reproduce paintings of medieval life on the material of songs, dances and instrumental music of the XIII-XVI centuries in authentic performance.

The performance consists of three parts:

I. "Well in the desert"

Well - this is the place where, in the hope of quenching thirst, there are a variety of peoples, and music - this is what unites them. Coming to our well, you can hear Arabic, Indian, Moorish, Sephardic, Jewish and Spanish music of the XI-XVI centuries.

Ii. "Animals bury the hunter"

Presentation based on the well-known medieval popular print "The Beasts Bury the Hunter". A sketch of how animals escort the hunter on his last journey is illustrated by Italian music of the 14th century.

Iii. "One day from the life of the inhabitants of the castle"

You will hear the songs of knights and love serenades, enjoy fun songs and dances. The program sounds the music of Western Europe XIV-XVIII centuries.

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Watch the video: La Campanella by Sunny Zhang at age of 12 (October 2019).

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