Amsterdam Sinfonietta / Stotijn / Shostakovitch, Mussorgsky, Debussy

12 Apr 2012 20:00

Muziekcentrum Enschede
Enschede, Netherlands

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Christianne Stotijn performs once again with Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Her extraordinary talent and particular penchant for the song genre resulted in her receiving the 2010 BBC Vocal Award for a cd recording featuring Russian songs. BBC Music Magazine wrote: ‘Stotijn’s charisma and her beautifully recorded altoish depth of tone is enough to hold me spellbound.’ She will join Amsterdam Sinfonietta in a performance of Mussorgsky’s macabre song cycle in a version for chamber orchestra by Theo Verbey. The cycle is dominated by the terrifying poems, in which devouring death assumes four different forms. Debussy, a great admirer of Mussorgsky, evokes a completely different world with his Préludes. In these imaginative and delicate works he portrays tendrils of mist, veils and an ancient cathedral at the bottom of the sea.


Shostakovich: Pieces (2) for String Octet, Op. 11
Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death
Artist: Christianne Stotijn (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Arranger: Theo Verbey

Debussy: Préludes
Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in A flat major, Op. 118a
Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Arranger: Rudolf Barshai