Three short songs

for tenor or mezzo-soprano and piano (2007)

The poems by Polish twentieth-century poets used in the work seem to have one common theme - they are an attempt to capture short, inconspicuous moments and give them meaning. The music is to additionally support these attempts. The piece was composed in Louisville in 2006-2007. It is dedicated to Naomi Oliphant and Dan Weeks, whose exceptional passion for Eastern European syllables became the impetus for writing it.

Performance history:

PREMIERE: January 4, 2008; Dan Weeks, Naomi Oliphant; Concert Hall of the State Primary and Secondary Music School in Gliwice

 

January 5, 2008; Dan Weeks, Naomi Oliphant; Concert Hall of the House of Culture in Żywiec

 

January 7, 2008; Dan Weeks, Naomi Oliphant; JAMU Concert Hall, Brno, Czech Republic

 

January 9, 2008; Dan Weeks, Naomi Oliphant; Concert Hall of the Academy of Music Karol Szymanowski in Katowice

 

January 10, 2008; Dan Weeks, Naomi Oliphant; Chamber Hall for them. Adam Didur, Silesian Opera in Bytom

 

November 18, 2017; Lilianna Zalesińska, Piotr Szymanowicz; Academy of Art in Szczecin, Chamber Hall | Palace under the Globe; science Conference
"(Od) voices of the present day. Vocal-instrumental music of the beginning of the 21st century "

Fragment

Performers: Dan Weeks, Naomi Oliphant

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