Both Britten and Shostakovich wrote numerous works for the famous cellist and pianist Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife, soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, including The Poet’s Echo and the Seven Romances on poems of Alexander Blok.
Both song cycles are based on Russian poems and are textbook examples of refinement and subtlety. As a bonus, this morning concert will begin with Shostakovich’s incomparable Viola Sonata, completed barely three days before his death.
Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Sonate voor altviool en piano op. 147, Zeven romances op gedichten van Alexander Blok op. 127
Benjamin Britten: The Poet’s Echo op. 76
CONCERT INCLUDING MINI DOCUMENTARY (in Dutch)
Trio Khaldei, Maxime Désert, Lore Binon, Inge Spinette
Some of Belgium’s finest musicians are ready to make the friendship between Britten and Shostakovich come to life again in this morning concert. Maxime Désert will bring out both the friskiness and the sorrow in Shostakovich’s viola sonata. Lore Binon (soprano), Inge Spinette (piano) and the Trio Khaldei will surrender themselves to the rich language of Russian (and Russian-inspired) sadness.
Ladeuze, Ladeuzeplein 20
Lijnen 1–9 / 284–85 / 315–17 / 333–35 / 337 / 351–52 /358 / 370–74 /380 / 395
Halte Rector De Somer plein
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