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White night : for viola

by Katia Tiutiunnik (2006)

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Performance by Elizabeth Reid from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 69.

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 69.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 69.

Library shelf no. CD 2768 [On loan, due 8/11/17]

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White night : for viola / Katia Tiutiunnik.

Library shelf no. 787.3/TIU 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

White Night for viola (2006) is a transcription of the final piece of Who is like God?: White Night, for violoncello. It is dedicated to my esteemed colleague, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff, who gave the composition its world premiere. White Night, was directly inspired by various transcendent states of ecstasy I experienced during the many "White Nights"(Beliye Nochi) spent on the rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in June 2006. (The nature of the "White Nights" can be explained by the geographical location of Saint- Petersburg, which is located at 59 degrees 57' north. Due to such high latitude the sun does not appear to sink below the horizon deep enough for any darkness to occur.) It was while surrendering to one these mystical states-brought on, largely, by the sublime beauty of the city enshrined, like a precious jewel, in the white summer night-that the melody of White Night came to me. It was at that point that I felt closest to God.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Viola.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff

Commission note: Commissioned by Heather Muir.

First performance: by Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff — 3 Oct 06. Barrows Hall, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL, USA

The composer notes the following subjects, genres, styles, etc associated with this work:
Russian music, Ashkenazi Jewish music, Arab music, Russian culture

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Katia Tiutiunnik's "White Night"
 

Performances of this work

11 Apr 2016: at Lecture Recital: The Symbolic Dimension of Katia Tiutiunnik's music (Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (Bangkok) ). Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.

23 Mar 16: ArtsRiot, Burlington, Vermont, USA. Featuring Elizabeth Reid.

23 Jan 2016: at New Year Celebrations in Russia (Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kuala Lumpur). Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.

20 Dec 2014: at A Musical Interlude (Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kuala Lumpur). Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.

9 Aug 2014: at Violist Elizabeth Reid in Concert (Unity Uniting Church, Vasey). Featuring Elizabeth Reid.

7 Apr 2014: at Book Launch and Lecture Recital (Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kuala Lumpur).

7 Nov 2012: at Lunchbox Concert (Orchestra Hall, Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi Mara).

7 Dec 2009: at Katia Tiutiunnik and International Contemporary Composers (St Andrew's Cathedral). Featuring Katia Tiutiunnik.

13 Sep 09: I Concerti dell' Academia, Modena, Italy. Featuring Brett Deubner.

3 Oct 06: Barrows Hall, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL, USA. Featuring Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff.

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