Concert «Free Translation»

Concert «Free Translation»

The new stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater and the Chamber Orchestra "Divertissement" represent a series of concerts: music performed by the Divertissement orchestra and in the interpretation of Artem Vargaftik. March 17, 2018 will be the third concert of the cycle "In free translation", called "Illuminations", as the eponymous vocal cycle of the English classic of the twentieth century, Benjamin Britten, which in turn is written on "Illumination" by Arthur Rimbaud.

The program of the third concert includes two works by Britten, in addition to Les Illuminations, it is also Lacrymae, for viola and orchestra, meditation on the theme of the song of John Dowland (1563-1626), the English lute player and composer. And in the middle of the program will sound the composition of our contemporary Arvo Pärt Cantus of Britten's memory.

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Lacrymae (reflections on the theme of John Dowland's song) for viola and string orchestra
  • Arvo Pärt (born 1935). Cantus of Britten's Memory
  • Benjamin Britten. Les Illuminations, a vocal cycle for voice and strings
  • Soloists: Vera Chekanova (soprano), Lydia Kovalenko (viola)


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