Drammaturgie | 2013


German premiere: 23.1.2022
Leipzig, Gewandhaus

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
(composed with Raffaele Grimaldi)
Florilegium is a studio focusing the sculptural effects of Gesualdo's V and VI Madrigal’s Books.
The selected Gesualdo fragments for the vocal ensemble, composed by Lucia Ronchetti, are adapted to a poetical sequence based on the Elegie "Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen" written by Goethe in 1798. The reportage of the evolution of vegetal life, from the darkness of the earth to the orderly explosion caused by the light and warmth, as conjured by Goethe, is interrupted by some poetical portrait of flowers:  the Rose by Silesius, the Blaue Hortensie by Rainer Maria Rilke or the Traubenhyazinthe by Barthold Hinrich Brockes among others. The choir and orchestral parts are composed by Raffaele Grimaldi, as reconstruction of the Gesualdo’s poetical voice, his “tenebroso giorno”. The existentialistic voice of Gesualdo is in contrast with the evanescent, positive voice of the nature, following the Goethe’s vision. 
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Raffaele Grimaldi
Lucia Ronchetti

Studio da Gesualdo
For vocal ensemble, choir and orchestra (2013)
Texts from Gesualdo's original with fragments from 
Goethe, Rilke, Uhland, Morgernstern, von Birken, Klaj e Silesius
Commission: Teatro di San Carlo
First performance: 22.2.2020, Napoli, Stagione sinfonica del Teatro di San Carlo
Neue Vocalsolisten, Orchestra e coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Publisher: Rai Trade
Duration: ca. 30 m