Arvo Pärt — Adam’s Lament
Concert 13.10.12, 8 pm
Location: Herculessaal, Münchner Residenz
The German premiere of works by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt; in conjunction with the exhibition "ECM - A Cultural Archaeology".
For the first time in Germany and in the presence of the composer, several of Pärt's new works for chorus and orchestra will be performed by the Latvian Radio Choir, the ensemble Vox Clamantis and the Sinfonietta Riga, all conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. The program's centerpiece is the touching dirge "Adam's Lament". The work was commissioned by the ECOC Istanbul (2010) and Tallinn (2011) and is based on texts by St. Silouan the Athonite (1866-1938).
Pärt described in detail the significance of the Adam figure for St. Silouan and for himself: "The name Adam is a collective term that refers both to all of humanity and to every individual, regardless of time, age, social class or religion. You could say that all of us who carry his legacy in us are this Adam, who has suffered and lamented for thousands of years on earth. Our ancestral father Adam himself foresaw the human tragedy and experienced it as his personal guilt. He has suffered all the cataclysms of humanity with the most profound despair. " The pilgrimage song "Salve Regina", as well as "Trisagion", "Alleluia-trope" and "Da Pacem Domine", will also be performed.
A concert in conjunction with the exhibition "ECM - A Cultural Archeology" (Haus der Kunst, 23.11.2012 - 02.10.2012), organized by ECM Records and Haus der Kunst.
This is the only concert in Germany of its kind planned for the near future.
ECM New Series will simultaneously release the world premiere recording of "Adam's Lament" on CD. For more information
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