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Finnish Premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Eterniday”

The Finnish premiere of Lera Auerbach's “Eterniday” (Homage to W. A. Mozart) for bass drum, celesta and strings will be given on 22 November 2012 in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. Chamber Orchestra of Lapland will be conducted by Clemens Schuldt.

Although the work was almost completed in the autumn of 2009, Lera Auerbach had to rewrite it in 2010 because her manuscript was burned when there was a fire in her apartment.

“The manuscript of the new work was gone. I tried to remember what I had written, but soon gave up any hopes to resurrect it, the creative impulse behind this work was gone, and without my manuscript to guide me back I lost the sense of what this work was to me. So I decided to start anew and to write a different piece altogether. Even the instrumentation of the work changed - instead of a full chamber orchestra as was in my original sketch - now it was down to bass drum, celesta and strings”, the composer said.

The world premiere of ”Eterniday“ took place in April 2010 by the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie under Daniel Raiskin.

22 November 2012
Korundi Hall, 7 PM
Finnish premiere: Lera Auerbach
”Eterniday“ (Hommage to W. A. Mozart) for bass drum, celesta and strings
Chamber Orchestra of Lapland
Clemens Schuldt (direction)


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