In memoriam
for violin, viola, soprano and symphony orchestra

Composition Date: 1986
Genre: Solo Voice, With Full Orchestra, , String(s) Bowed

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Soprano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Programme Note:
In Memoriam, for soprano (on tape), solo violin, solo viola, and orchestra, is an elegy for Pechenyuk’s former composition teacher, Boris Zeidman. Pechenyuk transforms Zeidman’s Umolknu skoro ya..., for soprano and piano, whose text is a poem by Alexander Pushkin on death and loss.
Zeidman’s work, firmly in the tradition of Russian classical music, is a romance in triple time, with wave-like arpeggios rising and falling in the piano. Pechenyuk alters its instrumentation, slows its tempo, and adds changing time signatures; though the harmony of the original remains, it is shifted against the soprano line, creating an interplay of accents between melody and accompaniment. With this transformation, the mood of the original changes considerably, achieving a mystical quality that is heightened by the disembodied voice on tape.
With In Memoriam, Pechenyuk explores the shared human experience of death and loss, offering a new interpretation of Zeidman’s music, itself an interpretation of Pushkin’s poem on this theme.
Credits: Gregory Lee Newsome
Creator: Gregory Lee Newsome
Subject: In Memoriam | Alexander Pechenyuk | Boris Zeidman | Alexander Pushkin
Date Created: 2007-04-16

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1403 P36in
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Full Orchestra, , String(s) Bowed
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 28, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 manuscript score (132 p.) ; 43 cm.
    132 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: Russian
  • Additional Information:

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