Dalarna – \’The Poet and the Tsar\’ (VinterFest 2017) – 18 February 2017 – VinterFest – Sweden

'The Poet and the Tsar' (VinterFest 2017)
Saturday, February 18, 2017
6:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Dalarna, Sweden
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Exploring further the paradoxical role of the artist under totalitarian rule, this concert takes its title from one of the poems of the beloved Russian poet-dissident Marina Tsvetaeva, set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich. The song cycle’s deep and rich contemplations are followed by the strikingly original works of György Ligeti, a composer who survived both Nazi and Soviet oppression. The final work on the programme is Shostakovich’s great Piano Quintet, the work that earned its composer the Stalin Prize.
D Shostakovich 6 Songs for Marina Tsvetayeva Op. 143
G Ligeti Cello Sonata
G Ligeti Hungarian Rock
G Ligeti Continuum
G Ligeti Hungarian Passacaglia
D Shostakovich Piano Quintet

With Anna Larsson, contralto, Sayaka Shoji, violin, Hugo Ticciati, violin, Jennifer Stumm, viola, Jakob Koranyi, cello, Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir, cello, Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord, Víkingur Ólafsson, piano, XXX piano

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