Klassisk Tango in Lithuanian!
We dedicate this concert’s program to two important figures in music life, who’s anniversaries are being celebrated this year: Lithuanian Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis and Argentinian Astor Piazzolla.
Being a universal artist, not only a great composer, but also a painter and a writer, Čiurlionis is considered as one of the pioneers of abstract art in Europe. Since both music and visual arts were equally important to him, Čiurlionis searched for synthesis in his works: he depicted musical genres such as sonatas and fugues in his paintings and in his musical compositions embodied the nature sceneries.
Like Čiurlionis, Piazzolla was a universal artist, who was not only composing, but rearranging and actively playing bandoneon himself. Both composers searched for inspiration in folk music. While Čiurlionis captured folk melodies and elegantly blended them into his works, Piazzolla caught the wave of a folk genre tango, experimented with it, incorporated elements from classical music and jazz and reinvigorated it by creating a new style of tango: Nuevo Tango.
In our concert we will explore the similarities and differences between these two composers. Come and explore it with us!
-Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis-
Harmonized Lithuanian folk song “Beauštanti aušrele” / “The Dawn is Breaking” (arr. by Trio Litua)
Improvisation on selected piano preludes (arr. by Trio Litua)
Improvisation on selected harmonized Lithuanian folk songs (arr. by Trio Litua)-Astor Piazzolla-
Oblivion (arr. by Trio Litua)
Estaciones Porteñas / The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Justina Auškelytė Rossi, violin
Ignas Mažvila, bassoon
Onutė Gražinytė, piano