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Amsterdam Sinfonietta / Stotijn / Shostakovitch, Mussorgsky, Debussy
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Friday, 6 April 2012 - 8:15 PM
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 - 8:15 PM
Tilburg, Netherlands
Saturday, 7 April 2012 - 8:30 PM
Enschede, Netherlands
Thursday, 12 April 2012 - 8:00 PM
Christianne Stotijn performs once again with Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Her extraordinary talent and particular penchant for the song genre resulted in her receiving the 2010 BBC Vocal Award for a cd recording featuring Russian songs. BBC Music Magazine wrote: ‘Stotijn's charisma and her beautifully recorded altoish depth of tone is enough to hold me spellbound.’ She will join Amsterdam Sinfonietta in a performance of Mussorgsky’s macabre song cycle in a version for chamber orchestra by Theo Verbey. The cycle is dominated by the terrifying poems, in which devouring death assumes four different forms. Debussy, a great admirer of Mussorgsky, evokes a completely different world with his Préludes. In these imaginative and delicate works he portrays tendrils of mist, veils and an ancient cathedral at the bottom of the sea.
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