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Alexander Knaifel - ”Beatitudes:“ Dutch Premiere in Amsterdam

The Russian composer Alexander Knaifel has succeeded in composing a gripping vocal and sacred work: "Beatitudes" for solos, choir and string orchestra.

The performers at the Dutch premiere of the work on 14 May 2011 in Amsterdam will be Ilse Eerens (soprano), Henk Neven (baritone), Michael Müller (violoncello), the Cappella Amsterdam and the Radio Chamber Philharmonic under the direction of Ed Spanjaard.

The premiere of "Beatitudes" took place in Berlin in May 1999, performed by the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin under the direction of Mstislav Rostropovich, to whom Knaifel dedicated the work on Rostropovich's 70th birthday.

14 May 2011
Concertgebouw, Great Hall, 2:15 PM
Dutch premiere: Alexander Knaifel   
"Beatitudes" for soli, choir and string orchestra
for Mstislav Rostropovich, a cellist, pianist and conductor
Ilse Eerens (soprano), Henk Neven (baritone), Michael Müller (violoncello)
Cappella Amsterdam
Radio Kamer Filharmonie
Ed Spanjaard (direction)


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