Music and Vision homepage Sponsor an article - share it online and reward the author. Music and Vision

 

Ensemble

Very Special

Christmas music in Rome
impresses GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

This year the Christmas period in Rome coincides with the beginning of the 'Jubilee of Mercy', an extraordinary Jubilee called for by Pope Francis to reflect, among other things, on inequalities among nations and people. Thus, the musical programs provide a special emphasis on these aspects. There are concerts in almost every church. Some make strange programming choices: eg the most important Anglican church in Rome (St Paul Within-the-Walls) started its Christmas music program with Carmina Burana by Carl Orff (Hitler's composer in residence), forgetting that it had been written for a Nazi youth meeting in Frankfurt and that its medieval text is an anthem to drinking and fornication...

Copyright © 24 December 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

-------

CHRISTMAS

ROME

ITALY

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

GREGORIAN CHANT

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

WOLFGANG RIHM

GABRIEL FAURE

FRANCIS POULENC

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

TEATRO DELL'OPERA

ROBERTO GABBIANI

ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA CECILIA

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

ADOLPHE ADAM

CHORAL MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

CARL ORFF

 << M&V home       Concert reviews        Hugh Morris >>

 

Natalie Artemas-Polak - classical CD and book reviews, liner and programme notes, articles and lectures: CLICK TO CONTACT