– Compilation of the “Chants d’Ardenne”

Chants d’Ardenne

Already three weeks have passed since we performed both our concerts in the framework of the BAM! festival in La Roche-en-Ardenne. I promised you to give the texts of the four poems of Jacques Perk which have been put to music by Peter Visser. But today, as a sort of “introduction”, I’d like to present the video that Eric has made and through which you can get an impression of the words, melodies and atmosphere as well as of the paintings made by Daisy Hoste, which match so well with the “Chants d’Ardenne”.

If you are interested to see and or hear them in their entirety, or if you have an idea about an occasion where they could be performed, please contact our MaGMa Trio.

Enjoy the video and enjoy a lovely week!

Marijke Persijn

One thought on “– Compilation of the “Chants d’Ardenne”

  1. We ontvingen bijgevoegd commentaar van Marie Miller, sopraan uit Wales op de compilatie van de Ardense Gezangen:
    We received this comment from Marie Miller, soprano, living in Wales, regarding the compilation of the Songs of the Ardennes:

    “Wonderful performance of these very difficult arias – with the tessitura stretching from mezzo to soprano – typical of the more modern composers. Your expressive and professionalism in achieving such a wondrous performance of these arias is remarkable and admirable. The trio Magma as always too to be greatly admired. Puts me very much in mind of my performance as Lady Billows in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring – where the key and time signatures changed almost at every barline. Many many congratulations dear Marijke in performing this work with such ease, looking lovely and so relaxed. Quite a departure from your usual oratorio or classical and baroque performances but with still the same elan. Marie Miller.”

    Thank you so much, dear Marie!

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