Sunday morning’s musical selections explore the monthly theme of Covenant from a number of perspectives. Consider arriving at 10am for Music for All Ages. This monthly presentation features the music of Claude Debussy and the trail-blazing ways the composer broke with past musical covenants in order to discover novel, sensually charged modes of enhanced expression. Elsewhere, early twentieth-century piano works by composers from the Catalan region of Spain are featured. In the Opening Music, Secreto from Federico Mompou’s Impresiones íntimas speaks to a tender, personal covenant. The Interlude, Divagación by Xavier Montsalvatge was a wedding gift to pianist Alicia de Larrocha, a musical tribute to another sort of covenant. Finally, the Offertory, Mompou’s Canción y danza No. 9, is based on a Catalan folksong El rossinyol (The Nightingale), which deals with the covenants between the song’s narrator and the testament she entrusts to a traveling nightingale about her unhappy marriage. Read on for programming details.
Prelude: Music for All Ages with Music Director Adam Kent
An interactive, family-friendly presentation on Claude Debussy and broken musical covenants.
Offertory: Canción y danza No. 9