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Four Serious Songs

Four Serious Songs

Concerto No. 2

for violin and string orchestra


  • Instrumentation: violin and string orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Order No.: LBEL 1407

Description
Tigran Mansurian’s violin concerto was written for the violinist Levon Chilingirian who premiered the work in Sweden with the ensemble Camerata Nordica in 2006. The title Vier ernste Gesänge [Four Serious Songs] refers to the song-like character of the four parts and the simplicity of its musical substance. It also alludes to Johannes Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge, especially to its poetic content centred around reflections on death. Tigran Mansurian
Details
Content text: I Andante con moto
II Andante mosso, agitato
III Allegro vivace
IV Con moto, molto semplice
Performance duration: 21' 0"
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Uraufführung : 20. Januar 2007 Hultsfred (S) · Levon Chilingirian, violin · Dirigent: Levon Chilingirian · Camerata Nordica
Year of composition: 2006
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
2022-01-23 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaal
Conductor: Kaspar Zehnder
Orchestra: Filharmonie Hradec Králové
2018-11-27 | Hradec Králové (Czech Republic), Sál Filharmonie — 20:00 | national Premiere
Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
2018-06-09 | Ojai, CA (United States of America), Libbey Park — 19:30
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
2017-01-27 | London (United Kingdom), St Bartholomew's Church
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
2017-01-26 | London (United Kingdom), Milton Court Concert Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2016-11-26 | Vienna (Austria), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
Orchestra: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
2016-09-25 | Beverly Hills, CA (United States of America), Royce Hall — 19:00
Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
Orchestra: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
2016-09-24 | Glendale, CA (United States of America), Alex Theatre — 20:00
Orchestra: Scottish Ensemble
2015-09-02 | Bucharest (Romania), The Romanian Athenaeum — 17:00
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-23 | Mahtomedi, MN (United States of America), St. Andrew's Lutheran Church — 15:00
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-21 | Eden Prairie, MN (United States of America), Wooddale Church — 10:30
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-21 | Eden Prairie, MN (United States of America), Wooddale Church — 20:00
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-20 | Minneapolis, MN (United States of America), Temple Israel — 19:30
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2014-03-06 | London (United Kingdom), Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican)
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2014-03-04 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2014-03-03 | Cambridge (United Kingdom), West Road Concert Hall | national Premiere
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2013-01-20 | Bern (Switzerland), Zentrum Paul Klee — 17:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Candida Thompson
Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2012-10-13 | Leiden (Netherlands), Stadsgehoorzaal — 20.15 h
Conductor: Candida Thompson
Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2012-10-11 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw — 20.15 h
Conductor: Candida Thompson
Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2012-10-06 | Enschede (Netherlands), Muziekcentrum — 20.00 h
Conductor: Candida Thompson
Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2012-10-05 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw — 20.15 h | national Premiere
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-22 | Wollongong, NSW (Australia), IPAC — 19.30 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-21 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Angel Place — 19.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-20 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Angel Place — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-19 | Brisbane, QLD (Australia), QPAC — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-18 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Opera House — 14.30 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-17 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Angel Place — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-14 | Perth, WA (Australia), Concert Hall — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-13 | Adelaide, SA (Australia), Town Hall — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-12 | Melbourne, VIC (Australia), Town Hall — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-11 | Melbourne, VIC (Australia), Town Hall — 14.30 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-10 | Canberra, ACT (Australia), Llewellyn Hall — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-08 | Newcastle, NSW (Australia), City Hall — 19.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2010-04-28 | Dornbirn (Austria), Kulturhaus | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2009-03-28 | Tongyeong (South Korea), Tongyeong Arts Center — 14.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Katherine Hunka
Orchestra: Festival Strings
2008-07-02 | Bantry Co. Cork (Ireland), St Brendan’s Church — 19.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2007-11-17 | München (Germany), Pinakothek | national Premiere
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-24 | Oskarshamn (Sweden)
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-23 | Kalmar (Sweden)
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-22 | Västervik (Sweden)
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-21 | Ronneby (Sweden)
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-20 | Hultsfred (Sweden) | World Premiere
Audio Stream
Tigran Mansurian’s violin concerto was written for the violinist Levon Chilingirian who premiered the work in Sweden with the ensemble Camerata Nordica in 2006. The title Vier ernste Gesänge [Four Serious Songs] refers to the song-like character of the four parts and the simplicity of its musical substance. It also alludes to Johannes Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge, especially to its poetic content centred around reflections on death. Tigran Mansurian
Content text: I Andante con moto
II Andante mosso, agitato
III Allegro vivace
IV Con moto, molto semplice
Performance duration: 21' 0"
Publisher: M.P. Belaieff Musikverlag
Uraufführung : 20. Januar 2007 Hultsfred (S) · Levon Chilingirian, violin · Dirigent: Levon Chilingirian · Camerata Nordica
Year of composition: 2006
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
2022-01-23 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaal
Conductor: Kaspar Zehnder
Orchestra: Filharmonie Hradec Králové
2018-11-27 | Hradec Králové (Czech Republic), Sál Filharmonie — 20:00 | national Premiere
Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
2018-06-09 | Ojai, CA (United States of America), Libbey Park — 19:30
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
2017-01-27 | London (United Kingdom), St Bartholomew's Church
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
2017-01-26 | London (United Kingdom), Milton Court Concert Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2016-11-26 | Vienna (Austria), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
Orchestra: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
2016-09-25 | Beverly Hills, CA (United States of America), Royce Hall — 19:00
Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
Orchestra: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
2016-09-24 | Glendale, CA (United States of America), Alex Theatre — 20:00
Orchestra: Scottish Ensemble
2015-09-02 | Bucharest (Romania), The Romanian Athenaeum — 17:00
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-23 | Mahtomedi, MN (United States of America), St. Andrew's Lutheran Church — 15:00
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-21 | Eden Prairie, MN (United States of America), Wooddale Church — 10:30
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-21 | Eden Prairie, MN (United States of America), Wooddale Church — 20:00
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2014-11-20 | Minneapolis, MN (United States of America), Temple Israel — 19:30
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2014-03-06 | London (United Kingdom), Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican)
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2014-03-04 | Norwich (United Kingdom), Theatre Royal
Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia
2014-03-03 | Cambridge (United Kingdom), West Road Concert Hall | national Premiere
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2013-01-20 | Bern (Switzerland), Zentrum Paul Klee — 17:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Candida Thompson
Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2012-10-13 | Leiden (Netherlands), Stadsgehoorzaal — 20.15 h
Conductor: Candida Thompson
Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2012-10-11 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw — 20.15 h
Conductor: Candida Thompson
Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2012-10-06 | Enschede (Netherlands), Muziekcentrum — 20.00 h
Conductor: Candida Thompson
Orchestra: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2012-10-05 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw — 20.15 h | national Premiere
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-22 | Wollongong, NSW (Australia), IPAC — 19.30 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-21 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Angel Place — 19.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-20 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Angel Place — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-19 | Brisbane, QLD (Australia), QPAC — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-18 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Opera House — 14.30 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-17 | Sydney, NSW (Australia), Angel Place — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-14 | Perth, WA (Australia), Concert Hall — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-13 | Adelaide, SA (Australia), Town Hall — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-12 | Melbourne, VIC (Australia), Town Hall — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-11 | Melbourne, VIC (Australia), Town Hall — 14.30 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-10 | Canberra, ACT (Australia), Llewellyn Hall — 20.00 h
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
2010-07-08 | Newcastle, NSW (Australia), City Hall — 19.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2010-04-28 | Dornbirn (Austria), Kulturhaus | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2009-03-28 | Tongyeong (South Korea), Tongyeong Arts Center — 14.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Katherine Hunka
Orchestra: Festival Strings
2008-07-02 | Bantry Co. Cork (Ireland), St Brendan’s Church — 19.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2007-11-17 | München (Germany), Pinakothek | national Premiere
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-24 | Oskarshamn (Sweden)
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-23 | Kalmar (Sweden)
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-22 | Västervik (Sweden)
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-21 | Ronneby (Sweden)
Conductor: Levon Chilingirian
Orchestra: Camerata Nordica
2007-01-20 | Hultsfred (Sweden) | World Premiere