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White night : for viola / Katia Tiutiunnik.
by Katia Tiutiunnik (2006)
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.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 3 min.
Dedicated to Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff
Commissioned by Heather Muir.
First performance by Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff — 3 Oct 06. Barrows Hall, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL, USA
Includes program notes.
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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