In Flagrante Delicto (Frederiksværk Musikfestival)

Friday, Jul 22, 2022 at 5.00pm

In conversation with Theatre of Voices and Ensemble Stralo, Peter Navarro-Alonso composed In Flagrante Delicto, a 60 minute piece in four movements. The focal point of Navarro-Alonso's new work is the renaissance composer, Carlo Gesualdo, who was notorious throughout the period for his dark and twisted mind, and even went as far as murdering his unfaithful wife. Following this event, he developed a tendency towards the bizarre and insane, wandering until his death on the precipice of collapse as his mind and music fall into dark disarray.

The starting point for the new composition is Gesualdo's own madrigals, but as the person Gesualdo is drawn into the work, the realization of his music becomes rather a delusion of the unbridled expressiveness of the Renaissance. Based on a postmodernist aesthetic, the composition evokes the notion of a weathered mind, characterized by madness, perversion, and decadence, staged by Peter Navarro-Alonso, who has previously demonstrated his ability to create beautiful and unique music based on existing material, without falling into the pitfalls of pastiche or irony.

In Flagrante Delicto (Frederiksværk Musikfestival)


In Flagrante Delicto
-Moro lasso, al mio duolo
-Beltà, poi che t'assenti
-Che sì picciol pianto
-Io pur respiro
-Part Two


Theatre of Voices
-Else Torp
-Signe Asmussen
-Miles Lallemant
-Paul Bentley-Angell
-Jakob Bloch Jespersen

Ensemble STRALO
-Christina Åstrand, violin
-Therese Åstrand Radev, cello
-Radi Åstrand Radev, oboe
-Per Salo, piano

Paul Hillier, conductor

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