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Thu, Oct 28



Exsultate - La Chanson d'Ève - Psalm 95

Mozart - Fauré - Mendelssohn, these three composers promise a wonderful musical experience. The cultural association “A Lyrical Singers Life” continues its concept from the previous year to bring the most wonderful and rarely played classical vocal works to everyone.

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Exsultate - La Chanson d'Ève - Psalm 95
Exsultate - La Chanson d'Ève - Psalm 95

Time & Location

Oct 28, 2021, 7:30 PM

Vienna, Sonnenallee 137, 1220 Vienna, Austria

About the event

Exultate - La Chanson d'Éve - Psalm 95 Mozart - Fauré - Mendelssohn, these three composers promise a wonderful musical experience in one of the most beautiful churches in Vienna, the Mariahilferkirche.

The cultural association "A Lyrical Singers Life"  under the direction of Barbara Marie-Louise Pavelka, her concept from the previous year continues to bring the wonderful classical vocal works to everyone. So this year are the works "Exsultate" by Mozart, "La Chanson d'Ève" by G. Fauré and the duet "Because in your hand is what the earth" from Psalm 95 by Felix Mendelssohn in one of the most beautiful churches in Vienna to hear the Mariahilferkirche.

The premiere will take place on May 22, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mariahilfer Church.

Cultural Summer Vienna July 29, 2021 6:30 p.m. In Herderpark in the 11th district.

Further dates are on June 19, September 25 and November 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Just like at the cultural summer Vienna 2021!

The content of the results of WA Mozart:

Mozart composed the work during his last trip to Italy in January 1773 in Milan (first performance January 17th). The work was premiered by the local "primo uomo" in Mozart's opera Lucio Silla, the castrato Venanzio Rauzzini. In addition to the original Marian text, there is a Salzburg version from 1779, in which alternative texts for Trinity and Christmas are provided. The Salzburg version, which was only rediscovered in 1978 [1], still differs in the use of flutes instead of oboes. We are performing this work in a very slimmed-down version with piano or organ accompaniment. The movements: Exsultate, jubilate - Allegro (F major) Fulget amica, dies - (Secco recitative) Tu virginum corona - Andante (A major) Alleluja - Molto allegro (F major)

La Chanson d'Éve by G. Fauré  :

La chanson d'Ève, op. 95, is a cycle of songs by Gabriel Fauré, consisting of ten melodies for voice and piano. It was composed between 1906-10 and is based on the poetry collection of the same name by Charles van Lerberghe. It is Fauré's longest song cycle. Composition Fauré was introduced to van Lerberghe's poems by Octave Maus. [3] The songs were written between June 1906 and January 1910. "Crépuscule" was first created in June 1906; it was a new setting of "Mélisande's Song". The latter, a 1898 setting of "La chanson de Mélisande" from the 3rd act by Faurés Pelléas et Mélisande, was his only setting of an English-language text. The idea of a song cycle came to Fauré only after "Crépuscule" had been published as an independent song. The composition of "Paradis" and "Prima verba" followed in September while Faure visited Stresa and Lausanne. "Roses ardentes" and "L'aube blanche" came out in June 1908, and the rest were composed from July 1909 onwards. During these years Fauré also worked on his opera Pénélope. Settings Fauré's settings, selected from three of the four sections of van Lerberghe's collection, are: "Paradis" (from Premières paroles) "Prima verba" (from Premières paroles) "Roses ardentes" (from Premières paroles) "Comme Dieu rayonne" ( from Premières paroles) "L'aube blanche" (from Premières paroles) "Eau vivante" (from "Premières paroles") "Veilles-tu, ma senteur de soleil?" (from La tentation) "Dans un parfum de roses blanches" (from "Premières paroles") "Crépuscule" (from Crépuscule) "O mort, poussière d'étoiles" (from Crépuscule)

World premieres The first songs to be premiered were "Paradis", "Prima verba" and "Crépuscule", on March 18, 1908 in the Bechsteinhalle, sung by Jeanne Raunay. The pianist was Fauré. On May 26, 1909, "Roses ardentes", "Comme Dieu rayonne", "L'aube blanche" and "Eau vivante" were premiered in the Salle Érard by Raunay and Fauré, as well as the three earlier songs. Raunay and Fauré premiered the complete cycle on April 20, 1910 at the first concert of the newly founded Société musicale indépendante. On this occasion, Claude Debussy's D'un cahier d'esquisses and Maurice Ravel's Ma mère l'oye were also premiered. The next day, Ravel wrote to Fauré that he had been very moved by Fauré's cycle. The entire song cycle was published by Heugel in 1911, dedicated to Jeanne Raunay.

Psalm 95 - F. Mendelssohn  :

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy set to music  Psalm 95  in the year 1838. In the Christian understanding, the texts of the Old Testament herald the coming of Jesus Christ as Messiah and Son of God - therefore the text of Psalm 95 fits well into the Christmas season. In the Gospel of Luke, the Bible tells how the shepherds in the field received the news from an angel that the Messiah had been born in the stable of Bethlehem. They come to the manger and praise God that everything turned out just as the angel told them. Psalm 95 thematizes the beneficial actions of God to humans. That is why the text asks everyone to rejoice in the Lord, as it says.

The result is Duet No. 3 for two sopranos “Because in his hand is what the earth”.

Sing and play it:

Salpi Lemke

Barbara Marie-Louise Pavelka

Rié Capek-Suzuki

Production: A Lyrical Singers Life - cultural association

Background information on production  in the podcast and blog "A Lyrical Singers Life"

A podcast and blog from the cultural association “A Lyrical Singers Life” is available in German and English to prepare for the production.

There you can also hear interviews with the various artists.

The podcast and blog can be found under the name "A Lyrical Singers Life". This can be heard on iTunes, GooglePlay and Spotify.

Podcast in German:

in English:



May 22, 2021

June 19, 2021

September 25, 2021

November 13, 2021

7:30 p.m. each


Mariahilfer Strasse 55

1060 Vienna

July 29th 6:30 pm

Cultural summer Vienna


1110 Vienna

Inquiry note:

Barbara Marie-Louise Pavelka

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