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Requiem for Larisa

Requiem for Larisa

for mixed choir and orchestra


  • Instrumentation: mixed choir and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: Latin - Ukrainian

 
Description
“Requiem for Larisa” represents Silvestrov’s very personal approach to this traditional genre. It is a very intimate service and an act of remembrance for his wife, Larisa Bondarenko, who died young, and for their life and what they did together. Only parts of the traditional text of the Requiem are used, and they dissolve into the great vocal and instrumental textures which cite fragments of those of Silvestrov’s works in which Larisa participated and the performances of which she attended. Thus Symphony no. 1 is cited in the “Tuba mirum”, whereas the fourth movement cites part of a setting of Taras Shevchenko from the song cycle “Quiet Songs” (no. 5, “World, farewell, o hard and thankless earth”). A work for piano, “The Messenger”, is transformed into the “Agnus Dei”. (Tatiana Frumkis)
Details
Content text: I "Requiem aeternam..."
II "Tuba mirum..."
III "Lacrymosa dies illa..."
IV "Proshchai svite, proshchai zemle..." (nach dem Gedicht "Der Traum" von Taras Schewtschenko)
V "Agnus dei..."
VI "Requiem aeternam..."
VII "Requiem aeternam..."
Performance duration: 45'0"
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Uraufführung : 27. November 2000 Kiev (UA) · Dirigent: Volodymyr Sirenko · National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · National Choir of Ukraine
Year of composition: 1997-1999
instrumentation: 1 (auch Picc. u. Altfl. in G) · 1 (auch Engl. Hr.) · 1 · Bassklar. · 0 - 2 · 2 · 2 · 1 - P. S. (Tamt. · gr. Tr.) (1 Spieler) - Synthesizer (auch Cel.) · Hfe. · Klav. - Str. (10 · 8 · 8 · 6 · 4) - Chor (12 S · 10 A · 10 T · 10 B) (mit Sopran, Alt und Tenor solo)
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Andrey Boreyko
Orchestra: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
2018-02-04 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 16:00
Conductor: Alexander Mickelthwate
Orchestra: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
2014-01-31 | Winnipeg, MB (Canada), Centennial Concert Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Andres Mustonen
Orchestra: Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta Tallin
2013-04-26 | St. Petersburg (Russia)
Conductor: Dmitri Liss
Orchestra: Ural State Symphony Orchestra
2013-04-19 | Yekaterinburg (Russia), Concert Hall of Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic
Conductor: Andres Mustonen
Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
2011-06-17 | München (Germany), Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
2000-11-27 | Kiev (Ukraine) | World Premiere
“Requiem for Larisa” represents Silvestrov’s very personal approach to this traditional genre. It is a very intimate service and an act of remembrance for his wife, Larisa Bondarenko, who died young, and for their life and what they did together. Only parts of the traditional text of the Requiem are used, and they dissolve into the great vocal and instrumental textures which cite fragments of those of Silvestrov’s works in which Larisa participated and the performances of which she attended. Thus Symphony no. 1 is cited in the “Tuba mirum”, whereas the fourth movement cites part of a setting of Taras Shevchenko from the song cycle “Quiet Songs” (no. 5, “World, farewell, o hard and thankless earth”). A work for piano, “The Messenger”, is transformed into the “Agnus Dei”. (Tatiana Frumkis)
Content text: I "Requiem aeternam..."
II "Tuba mirum..."
III "Lacrymosa dies illa..."
IV "Proshchai svite, proshchai zemle..." (nach dem Gedicht "Der Traum" von Taras Schewtschenko)
V "Agnus dei..."
VI "Requiem aeternam..."
VII "Requiem aeternam..."
Performance duration: 45'0"
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Uraufführung : 27. November 2000 Kiev (UA) · Dirigent: Volodymyr Sirenko · National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine · National Choir of Ukraine
Year of composition: 1997-1999
instrumentation: 1 (auch Picc. u. Altfl. in G) · 1 (auch Engl. Hr.) · 1 · Bassklar. · 0 - 2 · 2 · 2 · 1 - P. S. (Tamt. · gr. Tr.) (1 Spieler) - Synthesizer (auch Cel.) · Hfe. · Klav. - Str. (10 · 8 · 8 · 6 · 4) - Chor (12 S · 10 A · 10 T · 10 B) (mit Sopran, Alt und Tenor solo)
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Andrey Boreyko
Orchestra: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
2018-02-04 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 16:00
Conductor: Alexander Mickelthwate
Orchestra: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
2014-01-31 | Winnipeg, MB (Canada), Centennial Concert Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Andres Mustonen
Orchestra: Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta Tallin
2013-04-26 | St. Petersburg (Russia)
Conductor: Dmitri Liss
Orchestra: Ural State Symphony Orchestra
2013-04-19 | Yekaterinburg (Russia), Concert Hall of Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic
Conductor: Andres Mustonen
Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
2011-06-17 | München (Germany), Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
2000-11-27 | Kiev (Ukraine) | World Premiere