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Cantus in memoriam

Cantus in memoriam

Dedicated to the International Day of Tolerance and the memory of composer Anatolijus Šenderovas
2020 November 15, Sunday, 16.00
Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, Vilnius

Concert cancelled

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With the participation of VILNIAUS ARSENALAS Ensemble:
Cantus in memoriam

ANATOLIJUS ŠENDEROVAS – Cantus in memoriam Jascha Heifetz for solo violin; Four Miniatures for cello and piano, Op. 18; Dialogue for violin and cello; Two Songs of Shulamith for cello and piano; Song and Dance for violin, cello and piano; Under the Wings of Sorrow for flute, viola and piano (the first performance)

“Each performance of Anatolijus Šenderovas’ music was a remarkable musical event akin to a festival, which was attended by many of his friends and performers from all over the world. He is one of the most prominent contemporary Lithuanian and Litvak composers, having achieved great international recognition, as his works were performed widely in Europe and the USA, and were included into repertoire of the most famous orchestras and soloists”, said Rūta Prusevičienė, the Director General of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society.

“Nobody escapes death, no matter how wide a person’s wings. I thought that the title of Samuel Bak’s painting Under the Wings of Sorrow would be very appropriate for my opus, which was inspired by thoughts about the beauty and fragility of life”, Anatolijus Šenderovas, the late composer, once described his composition. The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society organised several concerts dedicated to this outstanding creator, including an evening of chamber music at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. According to Kamilė Rupeikaitė, a researcher of the composer’s work, “the idea and content have always been more important to Šenderovas than the compositional technique and means of expression. He wrote to performers and listeners, and was wholeheartedly dedicated to music. Harmony and positivity were important to him, but Šenderovas’ music is full of contrasts and reflects the entire colour palette of existence. As the composer himself has repeatedly mentioned, in life, black and white often go together...”

As if in response to the composer’s thoughts, the most outstanding Lithuanian performers present the programme of works born out of vivacity and brio for life, thus adding a worthwhile accent to commemoration of the International Day of Tolerance.

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