Pianist Frederic Chiu makes his Rockport debut with the powerful “war” sonata No. 7 of Prokofiev. The program continues with cellist Andres Diaz in Tan Dun’s Elegy: Snow in June, based on a 13th century Chinese drama, about a woman executed for crimes, despite her innocence. Even nature cried out for her innocence with a heavy snowfall in June. The concert concludes with selected movements from Messiaen’s Quartet from the End of Time, written while a prisoner in a World War II camp.
J.S. BACH (arr. Chiu): “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” from St. Mathew Passion, BWV 244
PROKOFIEV: Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83
OLIVIER MESSIAEN: “Abyss of the birds” from Quartet for the End of Time
TAN DUN: Elegy: Snow in June
MESSIAEN: “Praise to the eternity of Jesus” from Quartet for the End of Time
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