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World Premiere: “Dixi” by Giya Kancheli in Munich

Giya Kancheli’s new work “Dixi” for mixed choir and symphony orchestra will receive its world premiere on 29 October 2009 in Munich by the Bavarian Radio Choir and Orchestra under Mariss Jansons.

Kancheli uses Latin text quotations in a loose order which is apparently arranged without any connection to each other and which can be interpreted in a variety of ways. The phrase “Mortuos plango” (“I lament the dead”) turns up, or the reference to one’s own person under the motto “Ad se ipsum” (“to oneself”), “Ora et labora” (“pray and work”), a “Credo, qua verum” and a “Stabat mater dolorosa.” All these religious or worldly influenced text fragments appear like mottos which are subjected to a musically defined whole. At the world premiere in Munich, “Dixi” („I have said“) will be contrasted with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

29 October 2009
Residenz (Herkulessaal), 8 PM
World premiere: Giya Kancheli,
„Dixi“ for choir and orchestra
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk
Conductor: Mariss Jansons


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