Spanish Premiere of Lera Auerbach‘s “Arcanum” postponed in 2016

The Spanish premieres of Lera Auerbach’s sonata for viola and piano “Arcanum” and the 24 Preludes, Op. 34 of Dmitri Shostakovich in an adaptation by Auerbach for viola and piano, which was planned for the 19 October 2015 in Madrid, is now postponed in 2016.

The world premiere was given on 23 April 2013 at the Théâtre de Vevey. The composition was commissioned by the association “Arts et Lettres” with headquarters in Vevey.

Lera Auerbach has given Latin titles to the four movements of “Arcanum”: 1. Advenio, 2. Cinis, 3. Postremo and 4. Adempte.

A printed edition of this viola sonata (SIK 8821) will be issued by Sikorski Music Publishers in December 2015.


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