“No one concert this group performs is conventional… One cannot deny PHOENIX’s superb musicianship in whatever it tackles. Those of us looking for first class performance will never be disappointed by PHOENIX. It has set new standards for Early Music performance in Israel.” Go Jerusalem
Myrna Herzog plays and introduces different bowed instruments which were in use in the Middle Ages (vielle), the Renaissance (rabel or rabeca - still used as a folk instrument) and the Baroque (baroque cello, bass viola da gamba and quinton).
Music from the streets and palaces of Baroque Latin America, the fascinating result of a cultural fusion. This baroque sound unique in the world is infused with the Spanish elegance, the prosody and ethnic dance of Indians, the contagious rhythms of Africans, and the flavor of "the streets" celebrations.
A taste of different worlds revolving over the chaconne, including 2 works newly written for PHOENIX by Israeli composers Jonathan Keren and Uri Brener, together with works by György Ligeti Biagio Marini, Merula, Marais, Purcell, Haendel, Gustav Holst and an inventive arrangement of Bach's Chaconne by Russian/American composer Jakov Jakoulov.
The program is fully devoted to Jean-Philippe Rameau's Pièces de Clavecin en Concert, the sole chamber music work by the great composer. Imagination, refinement, pathos and boldness make those works a delight and a privilege to hear.