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Rome: Giya Kancheli’s “Dixi“ receives Italian Premiere

The Georgian composer Giya Kancheli uses in his work “Dixi” for choir and orchestra 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.

„Dixi“ received it`s world premiere in 2009 in Munich. Now on 2 March 2013 the work receives it`s Italian premiere in the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Under the direction of Olari Elts the Choir and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will present “Dixi“ along with works of Haydn and Beethoven.

Further performances take place on 4 March (9 PM) and 5 March 2013 (7:30 PM).

2 March 2013
Rome
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia , Santa Cecilia Hall, 6 PM
Italian premiere: Giya Kancheli
”Dixi“ for choir and orchestra
Choir and Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Olari Elts (direction)

 

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