Music News

The Lovers And The Rogues by Märt-Matis Lill will be premiered

As the opening event of season 2011/12 of Corelli Music Agency, a new work – secular mystery play The Lovers And The Rogues by Märt-Matis Lill, based on legends from Tallinn, will be premiered on September 28 in Toompea Music Lounge.

Performers are baroque ensemble Corelli Consort and narrator Nero Urke (characters of legends, ghosts). Writer is Jan Kaus, stage director Taago Tubin, stage artist Liisa Soolepp and light designer Revo Koplus.

The performances take place on September 28 at 7 pm, September 30. at 21.30 pm and on October 2 at 7 pm at Toompea Music Lounge – former Ungern-Sternberg palace, nowadays House of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6).

The Lovers And The Rogues is a secular mystery play, based on legends from Tallinn, also on real events that have taken place in upper town or downtown in Tallinn. The Lovers and the Rogues unites literature, music composition, performing and stage art. It is a chamber work consisting of several movements - every one of them telling one legend from the history of Tallinn. The stories take us through many centuries: we start our journey from legend of the grave of pre-Christian Kalev, we continue with stories from the ages of many authorities and conquerors, eventually we come to last century.
Legends used: The Founding of Tallinn, Burying Nobleman Thuwe, The Mummy of St Nicholas' Church, The Devil's Wedding, The Shelter for Shadowdead, The Ghost of Toompea, The Story of Hermann and Margaret, The Man with a Pince-Nez.

The Lovers And The Rogues (40-45 minutes) will be performed in second half of the concert. Corelli Consort performs on instruments which have been used in Tallinn through various times, merging old sounds to contemporary music. The opening half of the concert includes regular repertoire by Corelli Consort - works that have been played in these same halls in Toompea already in time of high baroque by Corelli, J. S. Bach, Meder, Roman.

The performances included in the program of Tallinn 2011.
More info: Corelli Music