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Caucasus

S. Lyudkevych
Caucasus
cantata symphony
18:00 - 19:15.

Кантата-симфонія для хору та оркестру за однойменною поемою Т.Шевченка

Stages
Диригент-постановник

Myron Yusypovyh Honored Artist of Ukraine

Хормейстер

Vasyl Koval лауреат всеукраїнського конкурсу

Cценічна відеоанімація

Данило Дацишин

Босий Володимир

Libretto

The most prominent work of Stanislav Liudkevych is the cantata-symphony “The Caucasus”. The premiere took place in 1914 in Lviv.  The concert, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, was played by the choir of Boyan Society and was conducted by the author.

Cantata, based on a social poem by Shevchenko, deeply impressed the composer with the image of Prometheus, a symbol of the ever living human spirit, which resists any oppression and tyranny.

Poem “The Caucasus” reveals the oppressive nature of the tsarist tyranny with enormous artistic power and calls for the struggle against it. It was reproduced by the composer in a grand four-part cycle for choir and orchestra. In a convincing musical form, Liudkevych managed to implement a range of bright and diverse images and moods: from gloomy, sad and thoughtful to sarcastic and heroic. Music of “The Caucasus” impresses with harsh beauty, tender lyrics and brave pathos. Consonance and harmonious merging with Shevchenko’s poetry is a consequence of the resemblances of the creative writing of the composer and the style of the great poet. Like Shevchenko, he impresses with his brave ideas, wide creativity and sharp contrasts of the embodiment of human feelings. The text of the poem is divided into four parts:

I – “Prometheus”

II – “Prayer”

III – “Glory! To hounds and keepers of the hounds!”

IV – “Keep fighting!”

The form of the separate parts of the cycle is united with one idea.  The emotionality and expressiveness of music by Liudkevych is directly related to the expressiveness and profundity of the poem by T. Shevchenko. It was he who inspired Liudkevych to create an extremely deep dramatic musical composition.

“The Caucasus” is Ukrainian composition by its very character that includes epic and dramatic narration, based on dumy (Ukrainian epic poems) and folk music intonations. S. Liudkevych reproduced genre, harmony, melody and rhythms of the Ukrainian songs and used their emotion nature in the best traditions of the European symphonies, facing the listener as a world-class master and artist.

About show

The most prominent work of Stanislav Liudkevych is the cantata-symphony “The Caucasus”. The premiere took place in 1914 in Lviv. The concert, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, was played by the choir of Boyan Society and was conducted by the author.
Cantata, based on a social poem by Shevchenko, deeply impressed the composer with the image of Prometheus, a symbol of the ever living human spirit, which resists any oppression and tyranny.
Poem “The Caucasus” reveals the oppressive nature of the tsarist tyranny with enormous artistic power and calls for the struggle against it. It was reproduced by the composer in a grand four-part cycle for choir and orchestra. In a convincing musical form, Liudkevych managed to implement a range of bright and diverse images and moods: from gloomy, sad and thoughtful to sarcastic and heroic. Music of “The Caucasus” impresses with harsh beauty, tender lyrics and brave pathos. Consonance and harmonious merging with Shevchenko’s poetry is a consequence of the resemblances of the creative writing of the composer and the style of the great poet. Like Shevchenko, he impresses with his brave ideas, wide creativity and sharp contrasts of the embodiment of human feelings. The text of the poem is divided into four parts:
I – “Prometheus”
II – “Prayer”
III – “Glory! To hounds and keepers of the hounds!”
IV – “Keep fighting!”
The form of the separate parts of the cycle is united with one idea. The emotionality and expressiveness of music by Liudkevych is directly related to the expressiveness and profundity of the poem by T. Shevchenko. It was he who inspired Liudkevych to create an extremely deep dramatic musical composition.
“The Caucasus” is Ukrainian composition by its very character that includes epic and dramatic narration, based on dumy (Ukrainian epic poems) and folk music intonations. S. Liudkevych reproduced genre, harmony, melody and rhythms of the Ukrainian songs and used their emotion nature in the best traditions of the European symphonies, facing the listener as a world-class master and artist.

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