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Chamber ensemble performs Arnold Schoenberg’s "Pierrot Lunaire, op.21"

10.04.2014

A rare gem is scheduled to be performed in Riga’s "Arsenals" Exhibition Hall April 19th (18.00), and seating is limited. An outstanding lineup of musicians tackles the groundbreaking (in its time) composition-theater piece (called a "melodrama"), created in 1912. "Pierrot Lunaire, op.21"  by the Austrian Arnold Schoenberg is considered the forerunner of Expressionism in music.

  • Photo: Ieva Lūka, LETA

Called a melodrama for soprano and five musicians (taking turns playing seven instruments), it is based on poems by Albert Giraud. Baiba Bartkeviča (soprano), Herta Hansena (piano), Raimonds Melderis (violin, viola), Ivars Bezprozvanovs (cello), Ints Dālderis (clarinet), Anete Toča (flute) are ably directed by Jan Ritsema (Brussels KAAITHEATER).

The production is part of the major exhibit in "Arsenals" all about the year "1914".

Admission: EUR 2,85. Available as of April 8 at the "Arsenāls" box office.