Category: Sextet

Raphaël Languillat

Raphaël LanguillatBorn in Morocco in 1989. Raphaël Languillat stopped his studies in french-german law to devote himself to composition in 2010, joining Daniel D’Adamo’s class in Reims CRR and graduating from Reims University with a bachelor degree in musicology. Since October 2014 he continues his studies in Master degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt unter the guidance of Gerhard Müller-Hornbach und Orm Finnendahl. He is the artistic director of the festival Klangraum Moritzkirche – Musik junger Künstler (Augsburg | DE).


LISTEN: Crucifixion (d’après Le Pérugin) for flute (picc.), clarinet, piano, percussion, violon and cello
Flute – Mutsumi Ito | Clarinet – Koichiro Uno | Piano – Miki Manabe | Percussion – Max Gaertner | Violon – Lucie Leker | Cello – Elias Schomers | Musical Direction – Raphaël Languillat

In the Convent of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi, Pietro Perugino painted a fresco of the Crucifixion taking up a whole wall, divided by the ceiling vaults and the painted architectural arch elements. This harmonious and luminous scenery contributes to decrease the emphasis of the drama represented by the scene that reflects the typical serene and meditative attitude El Perugino’s. In the middle of a bright and transparent landscape bathed in the gentle Umbrian daylight and the blue horizon, the Cross rises high into the sky. Christ is already dead, his sufferings are over. Despite all the dramatic dimension of this scene, the grave serenity leaves no room for pathos.