West and East in the liturgy of the late Middle Ages
An outstanding concert which presents various settings of the Western Latin Mass by great masters of the late middle ages such as F. Landini and J. Ciconia along with masterpieces of the “Eastern Liturgy’’ by significant composers of the byzantine ars nova such as St. John Koukouzelis.
For the first time in Prague, hitherto unknown Byzantine compositions from the musical archives of Cyprus will be performed, along with Ars Nova and Ars subtilior polyphony from the prominent Cypriot codex known as the Turin Manuscript J.II.9.
Tomáš Hála: positive organ, clavisimbalum
Anna Petrtylová: soprano
Marek Žihla: tenor
Giorgos Dimitriou (Cyprus, Vienna): protopsaltis (solo)
with members of the Ensemble Hilaris
About Archaion Kallos Festival 2022:
Once again, the Philokallia Association invites you to the Archaion Kallos International Festival of Orthodox Music. Join us for a beautiful spiritual and musical experience. In its literal sense, the Greek expression “archaion kallos” means “ancient beauty,” but in the vocabulary of the Holy Fathers of the Eastern Christian Church, “archaion kallos” speaks of a certain archetype, an “original beauty;” that is to say, the beauty which man beheld in Paradise and which he experienced after Creation.
The Philokallia Association (philokallia, a word of Greek origin meaning “love of the beautiful”) gave this name to the first and only festival of Orthodox music in Prague because we perceive every act in sacred music, whether of composition or interpretation, as a kind of conscious or unconscious search for this pristine beauty, the Archaion Kallos.
The festival is held under the auspices of:
the Minister of Culture, Martin Baxa,
the Mayor of Prague 2, Alexandra Udženija,
the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Mr. Athanassios Paressoglou,
the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, H. E. Mr. Antonios Theocharous
and with the blessings of
His Eminence Michal, Archbishop of Prague and the Czech Lands
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