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Lera Auerbach
1973 -
Russia | United States of America, NY
V.L. Auerbach
Valeria Lvovna [Lera] Auerbach (21/10/1973), a female Russian composer. She was born in Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals bordering Siberia. Since 1991 she has made New York City her permanent residence, while Hamburg remains her European home. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano and music composition from The Juilliard School. She went on to study at and graduated from the prestigious piano soloist program of the Hannover Hochschule für Musik.
Symphony no. 2 'Requiem for a Poet'
Period:21st century
Composed in:2006
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Marina Tsvetaeva
In memory of:Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Marina Tsvetaeva (1941)
Requiem for a Poet for Symphony, Chorus, mezzo-soprano and violoncello (for 3(alto fl).2(cor anglais).3.3(db bn) – 4.3.3(bass tbn).1 – timp. 4perc (tgl, tam-t, bass dr,chimes,crystal glasses, vibr, flexatone, glsp), 1 harp. piano. strings. SATB chorus. solo cello. mezzo-soprano). It is based on the poem “Novogodneye” by Marina Tsvetaeva. This poem was written shortly after the death of Rainer Maria Rilke, close to New Year of 1927. All sections performed without pause. 'Requiem for a Poet' is a single large movement.
It contains:
01. Agitato
02. Tempo di Marcia funebre
03. Corale
04. Prichet
05. Canon
06. Interlude Misterioso
07. Tempo di Marcia funebre
08. Adagio (Lament)
09. Tempo I
10. Postlude
Picture Picture
Marina Tsvetaeva
R.M. Rilke
A Russian Requiem
Period:21st century
Composed in:2007
Text/libretto:Russian Orthodox sacred texts and poetry
Russian Requiem for Boy-soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Bass, Children’s choir, Mixed choir and orchestra A Russian Requiem (on Russian Orthodox sacred texts and poetry by Alexander Pushkin, Gavrila Derzhavin, Mikhail Lermontov, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam, Alexander Blok, Zinaida Gippius, Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky, Viktor Sosnora and Irina Ratushinskaya) by the Bremen Philharmonic with the Latvian National Choir and the Estonian Opera Boys Choir. It contains:
01. Prelude – Forgive Us, O Lord
02. Not Under the Foreign Skies [Anna Akhmatova]
03. The Scream [Zinaida Hippius]
04. A Prayer for the New Martyrs of Russia | The Stars of Death [Anna Akhmatova]
05. Forgive me, O Lord [Psalm 50]
06. Pray for Me [Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky]
07. Lord, Thou Hast Been my Dwelling Place [Psalm 90/91]
08. Grant Them Rest with the Saints [Zinaida Hippius]
09. Interlude. Memory eternal [Anna Akhmatova]
10. The Night. Prayersfor the Death [Alexander Blok, Viktor Sosnora]
11. All Mighty God Shall Rise and Judge [Gavriil Derzhavin]
12. It is Good that there Is no Tzar
13. Troparions – Eternal Rest
14. I Will Be, O Russia, in your Dreams [Irina Ratushinskaya]
15. The Country of Slaves, the Country of Masters [Mikhail Lermontov, Alexander Pushkin]
16. Prisoner’s Prayer to the Guardian Angel
17. That which Has No Name [Georgi Ivanov]
18. My Soul – Memory Eternal [Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam, Psalm 90]
Requiem (Dresden - Ode to Peace)
Period:21st century
Composed in:2012
Requiem (Dresden - Ode to Peace) (2012) for 2 boy sopranos, countertenor, baritone, boys' choir, men's choir and Dresden Orchestra.
Requiem (Dresden - Ode to Peace) (2012) contains:
01. Post silentium (Præludium – Requiem æternam)
02. Psalm 134 (Ein Lied im höhern Chor)
03. Vater unser
04. Kyrie
05. Father Judges Gebet
06. Psalm 100
07. Die Verheißung (Apostelgeschichte 2: 17 - 21)
08. De profundis (Psalm 130)
09. Gradual – Sh’ma Israel
10. Tuba mirum
11. Mizmor l’David (Psalm 23)
12. Lacrimosa
13. Libera me – Ana Beko’ach
14. In silentium (Ode to Peace / Ode an den Frieden)
15. Anrufung der Schutzengel
16. Frieden, wo Gott wohnt
17. Amen
18. Amen