Tapiola Sinfonietta: CONTROL season concert

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24.3.2023 klo 19.00 – 20.30 EET/EEST


Espoo Cultural Centre

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Caleb Young, conductor
Katharine Dain, soprano

Hanns Eisler: Five Orchestral Pieces from the score to the film The 400 Million by Joris Ivens
Aaron Copland: Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson
Dimitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony op. 83a, arranged by Rudolf Barshai

The Iron Curtain divided Europe in 1946, but cultural folk from East and West came together in New York for the Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace in 1949. Hanns Eisler was unable to attend; he had been blacklisted for his film music, which he adapted into his Five Orchestral Pieces, and expelled from the USA. His expulsion was protested by Aaron Copland, one of the panel speakers at the Conference.

In his settings of Emily Dickinson (1950), Copland approached the austere style of his German colleague. The most expected delegate to the Conference was Dimitri Shostakovich, who had recently been subjected to disciplinary action in the Soviet Union. He wrote his Jewish-themed String Quartet no. 4 op. 83 in 1949, but it was not performed until after Stalin’s death in 1953; its orchestral arrangement as the Chamber Symphony op. 83a dates from 1990.

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Politics-festival 10 March - 31 March 2023:

Art music has had a long and varied relationship with the powers that be. Over the centuries, composers have challenged the Church, courts, dictators and political parties, but many have also paid the price. In a series of three concerts, the Tapiola Sinfonietta explores the interaction of music and politics, which was particularly tempestuous in the 20th century. The festival fringe programme will be published at Tapiola Sinfonietta's website at New Year 2023.

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