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Saturday January 22 at 8pm Inside concert
The Black Dragon -Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula
- Cançonièr is a Bay Area-based early music group devoted to medieval repertoire from the 12th to the 15th centuries, and some traditional music from related regions (Scandinavia, the Balkans, and the Middle East).
- For this concert, Cançonièr will perform a 15th-century music from the time of the infamous Vlad the Impaler, whose tyrannical rule of Wallachia (Southern Romania) shocked Europe. Featuring Michel Beheim’s German poem about Vlad’s deeds, Italian dances and German songs, music of the Byzantine court, Balkan folk songs, Turkish classical music, the Lamentation for the Fall of Constantinople by Guillaume Dufay, and other works.
- This wonderful and unusual program focuses on 15th-century music from the time of the infamous Vlad Dracula (c. 1431 – 1476), known as Tepes (“the Impaler”), whose cruelty and tyrannical rule of Wallachia (modern-day southern Romania) shocked Europe. Yet, he is still revered in Romania as a national hero for his resistance to a Turkish invasion.
The concert features music from Vlad’s world, including a setting of Meistersinger Michel Beheim’s graphic German poem about him, 15th-century Italian dances and German songs, solemn music of the Byzantine court, sad Balkan folk songs, a Turkish ‘ud taksim, the Lamentation for the Fall of Constantinople by Guillaume Dufay… plus gummy bears impaled on toothpicks!
- Annette Bauer: recorders, voice, percussion, lute
Phoebe Jevtovic: voice, symphonie, bells
Shira Kammen: vielle, harp, voice
Tim Rayborn: voice, percussion, psaltery, harp, ‘ud, citole, lauta, tromba marina
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