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22-24/10/2015

MANSURIAN / CARTER. ORCHESTRA Orkiestra Kameralna l’Autunno / Chór Akademicki UAM / Adam Banaszak / photo Maciej Zakrzewski
GalleryMANSURIAN / CARTER. ORCHESTRA Orkiestra Kameralna l’Autunno / Chór Akademicki UAM / Adam Banaszak / photo Maciej Zakrzewski

Tigran Mansurian’s Requiem, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of nearly a century ago, was an ideal culmination of the three-day-long journey across divergent emotions, sounds and cultures. Also present were two pieces by Elliott Carter:Sound Fields and Tempo e Tempi, performed by the l'Autunno Orchestra, which revealed a different, slightly calmer, mysterious and extremely magical aspect of the American composer.
Dominika Gracz, “Pożegnanie z muzyczną ucztą. Zakończył się Festiwal Nostalgia”, Gazeta Wyborcza, 26.10.2014

The stars of this year’s Nostalgia were Tigran Mansurian (who was personally present) and Elliott Carter. It is difficult to identify two more remote personalities, but presenting them together did not sound shocking, especially with this choice of performers. First there were two pieces by Carter: Tempo e Tempi, songs to some Italian poems, featuring the excellent soloist Natalia Rubiś-Krzeszowiak (whom I have listened to before in Świdnica singing Schubert; apparently, this was her first encounter with contemporary music, but this was hard to believe when you saw how confident she felt about it), followed by Sound Fieldsa tasteful string miniature. I always thought that Carter’s music was pure speculation and mathematics, but I was very happy to be disappointed by these pieces.
Dorota Szwarcman, Różne nastroje w Poznaniu, 26.10.2014