La Conversation Enchantée et Galante
one of the three winning compositions of the 2022 Růžičková Composition Competition is published by Prima la Musica!
I’m thrilled to share that the score and parts for my piece La Conversation Enchantée et Galante are now available for purchase at Prima la musica! Huge thanks to Brian Clark at Prima la musica! for all his hard work in publishing these beautifully produced covers and scores!
La Conversation was my submission to the 2022 Růžičková Composition Competition and was one of the three winning pieces and awarded the Viktor Kalabis Prize and the Prima la musica! Prize. I also want to give huge thanks to founder and Baroque Violinist Ada Witczyk for everything she does in organising and playing for this wonderful competition. Congratulations too to fellow colleagues Isidro Albarreal Delgado and Erik Valdemar Sköld, whose pieces are also published.
La Conversation was first inspired by Ada’s brief to “explore Telemann’s Paris Quartets and celebrate the art of conversation between instruments”, so is scored for Baroque Flute, Baroque Violin, Gamba and Harpsichord.
The subtitle of the piece is Le Chardonneret est le Fantôme dans la Machine, which was inspired by the painting of a Goldfinch, sitting on a branch, on the soundboard of the 1769 Pascal Taskin Harpsichord in the Raymond Russell Collection in St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh. The painted Goldfinch comes to life and flies into the music…!
ADA WITCZYK AND THE MUSICIANS OF FLORILEGIUM RECORDING 'LA CONVERSATION ENCHANTÉE ET GALANTE'
So exciting to hear the wonderful playing of Ada Witczyk and the musicians of Florilegium in the recording session for our #ruzickovacompetition compositions.
First you’ll hear a clip of El Gorrion (The Sparrow) by Isidro Albarreal @isidroalbarreal and then a clip of my piece La Conversation Enchantée et Galante: Le Chardonneret (Goldfinch) est le Fantôme dans la Machine’. We both chose birds as the inspiration for our pieces!
I can’t wait for the next stage of the project, which is the filming of our compositions by Director Simon Helbling 🎥
INSTA LIVE Q&A WITH ADA WITCZYK
Founder of the Zuzana Růžičková Composition Competition and Baroque Violinist
With Isidro Albarreal (the other winner of the Viktor Kalabis Prize and the Prima la Musica Prize) and myself. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Results for Ada Witczyk's 2022 Růžičková Composition Competition
My piece 'La Conversation Enchantée et Galante' has been chosen as one of the three winning compositions
I am delighted and honoured that my piece La Conversation Enchantée et Galante has been chosen as one of the three winning compositions in this year's wonderful Zuzana Růžičková Composition Competition 2022. Huge thanks to competition founder Ada Witczyk and the rest of the judging panel. Receiving the Viktor Kalabis Prize and the Prima la Musica Prize means that the piece will be recorded by Ada Witczyk and the musicians of Florilegium, then filmed by Director Simon Helbling, and published by Prima la Musica, which is all wonderful news. This competition has been such a pleasure and an inspiration to take part in and I look forward to sharing the piece very soon. To read more about the competition and La Conversation Enchantée et Galante please follow the link on the button below.