Performers:Ivo Posti (countertenor), Oksana Sinkova (flute),
Tatjana Lepnurm (harp)
“Heaven and Hell”
Roussel, Gluck, Mouquet
Artwork: “Orpheus and Eurydike”. Plate painting after Angelika Kauffmann (1800–1820)
Introduction by art historian Aleksandra Murre
In cooperation with the Kadriorg Art Museum
An exciting evening in which a rare selection of instruments meets seldom-played music. Roussel and Mouque are late 19th and early 20th century French composers with a colourful style that is in sharp contrast with Gluck’s melody from centuries ago.
The countertenor’s timbre presents a symbiosis of masculinity and gentleness which harmonises with
the most fragile orchestral instruments – the flute and harp. Gentleness and uniqueness are probably this concert’s primary characteristics.