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Lyric Scenes on Fragments by Sappho


  • Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and piano
  • Language: Greek
  • Order No.: ED 9634
€20.00  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.11 kg

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Description
The Greek poetess Sappho wrote her poems, which have survived in fragmentary form, in exile in Sicily in about 600 BC. Full of natural intensity and liveliness, her verses revolve around the conditions of a human existence that is bittersweet. Her credo is: “the most beautiful thing is that which one loves”.
Christian Jost has captured the mood of these words in lyrical scenes for mezzosoprano and piano. The singing voice follows the shape of Sappho’s words in the classical Greek with sensitive phrasing, while the piano creates expressively dramatic structures of sound.
Details
Auftragswerk : Komponiert im Auftrag für Bernhard Hahnloser, La Magnolia Bern
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-001-13517-7
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 10. November 2002 Bern, Hotel Bellevue Palace (CH) · Stella Doufexis, Mezzosopran; Axel Bauni, Klavier
Year of composition: 2002
page number: 26
Performances
2010-04-27 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
2009-01-10 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie, Alfried Krupp Saal — 20.00 Uhr
2007-11-05 | Zürich (Switzerland), Kirche St. Peter — 19.30 Uhr
2007-02-06 | Frankfurt/Main (Germany), Oper — 20.00 Uhr
2006-07-01 | Bad Kissingen (Germany), Regentenbau, Rossini-Saal — 22.30 Uhr - Lange Nacht der Komponisten
2006-04-14 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle, Kleiner Saal — 17.00 Uhr
2005-08-18 | Friedberg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20.30 Uhr
2005-07-05 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Foyer — Portraitkonzert Christian Jost
2005-06-07 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus
2005-05-19 | Berlin (Germany), Komische Oper
2005-04-06 | München (Germany), Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste — 19.00 Uhr
2004-11-28 | Berlin (Germany), Komische Oper, Foyer — 11.00 Uhr
2004-07-24 | Cumlosen (Germany), Dorfkirche — 17.00 Uhr
2004-05-09 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater, foyer I — 11.00 Uhr
2002-11-12 | Köln (Germany), Deutschlandfunk, Sendesaal | national Premiere
2002-11-10 | Bern (Switzerland), Hotel Bellevue Palace | World Premiere
The Greek poetess Sappho wrote her poems, which have survived in fragmentary form, in exile in Sicily in about 600 BC. Full of natural intensity and liveliness, her verses revolve around the conditions of a human existence that is bittersweet. Her credo is: “the most beautiful thing is that which one loves”.
Christian Jost has captured the mood of these words in lyrical scenes for mezzosoprano and piano. The singing voice follows the shape of Sappho’s words in the classical Greek with sensitive phrasing, while the piano creates expressively dramatic structures of sound.
Auftragswerk : Komponiert im Auftrag für Bernhard Hahnloser, La Magnolia Bern
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-001-13517-7
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 10. November 2002 Bern, Hotel Bellevue Palace (CH) · Stella Doufexis, Mezzosopran; Axel Bauni, Klavier
Year of composition: 2002
page number: 26
2010-04-27 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
2009-01-10 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie, Alfried Krupp Saal — 20.00 Uhr
2007-11-05 | Zürich (Switzerland), Kirche St. Peter — 19.30 Uhr
2007-02-06 | Frankfurt/Main (Germany), Oper — 20.00 Uhr
2006-07-01 | Bad Kissingen (Germany), Regentenbau, Rossini-Saal — 22.30 Uhr - Lange Nacht der Komponisten
2006-04-14 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle, Kleiner Saal — 17.00 Uhr
2005-08-18 | Friedberg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20.30 Uhr
2005-07-05 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Foyer — Portraitkonzert Christian Jost
2005-06-07 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus
2005-05-19 | Berlin (Germany), Komische Oper
2005-04-06 | München (Germany), Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste — 19.00 Uhr
2004-11-28 | Berlin (Germany), Komische Oper, Foyer — 11.00 Uhr
2004-07-24 | Cumlosen (Germany), Dorfkirche — 17.00 Uhr
2004-05-09 | Weimar (Germany), Deutsches Nationaltheater, foyer I — 11.00 Uhr
2002-11-12 | Köln (Germany), Deutschlandfunk, Sendesaal | national Premiere
2002-11-10 | Bern (Switzerland), Hotel Bellevue Palace | World Premiere