ST. PETERSBURG LEGACY

Da Camera revisits the uniquely rich cultural world of St. Petersburg in a dramatic evening of music and poetry. St. Petersburg Legacy traces the legacy of the great Russian poets of the twentieth century, from Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam and Mariana Tsvetayeva to Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Brodsky, with readings, song settings and chamber music by fellow St. Petersburg composers, including Dmitri Shostakovich and his contemporaries. The program travels from the bohemian cafes and salons of the early part of the twentieth century, through the revolutionary era, to war-torn Leningrad and into the 1970's.

"The piano mingling with the echo of the just-vanished voice, and the voice mingling with the echo of the just vanished piano, was nothing short of magical..."--Stagebill

The Program
Texts by Mandelstam, Akhmatova, Mayakovsky, Tsvetaeva, Brodsky
Arthur Lourie: Poemes Op. 10, Five Songs of Anna Akhmatova 
Shostakovich: Suite from The Bedbug
Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonata No. 2
 

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