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La bonne musique

La bonne musique

2017 October 15, Sunday, 16.00
Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius
La bonne musique

CLAUDE DEBUSSY – String quartet, Op.10 in G minor (L. 85)
ERNEST CHAUSSON – String quartet, Op. 35 in C minor
GABRIEL FAURÉ – La bonne chanson, Op. 61 for soprano, piano and string quartet

Čiurlionis Quartet, soprano Asta Krikščiūnaitė and pianist Audronė Kisieliūtė dedicate this concert to the French impressionists. Dubbed a fantastic and oriental by the critics, Debussy’s String quartet in G minor is considered to be a watershed in the history of chamber music. Chausson’s romantic String quartet in C minor, inspired by unrequited love, was premiered in 1900 after the composer’s tragic death in a bicycle accident. In his emotional nine-song cycle La bonne chanson Op. 61 for soprano, piano and string quartet (to the poems by Paul Verlaine) Fauré “approaches the proportions of vocal symphony” (French musicologist Jean-Michel Nectoux).

“On a chamber stage, the singer Asta Krikščiūnaitė feels perfectly at home, and every composition she performs becomes a little poem”; “Even in the most difficult passages the Čiurlionis Quartet’s tone remains beautiful. Free and independent music making, it goes without saying, is the main characteristic of the ensemble”; pianist Audronė Kisieliūtė is admired for “her subtle chamber element, excellent stylistic sagacity, natural emotional expressivity”. Tonight’s performers invite to revel in French impressionism and… romantic autumnal tenor.


Ticket prices
5, 7 Eur

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