September 4-12 2010

Music

New Music Program Conception

“Ars moriendi, 18 Songs for an Actor Who Knows how to Sing” by Viktoriia Poliova


“Ars Moriendi, 18 Songs for an Actor Who Can Sing”

Nataliia Polovynka (Voice)
Viktoriia Poliova (Piano)


“Ars Moriendi, 18 Songs for an Actor Who Can Sing” for voice and piano (1983-2012) is reflections on death in poems by K. Issa, W. Shakespeare, E. Shvarts, E. Dickinson, R.M. Rilke, D. Meyrink, O. Viner, I. Brodsky, I. Gubarenko, Y. Arkhangelskaya and J. Galsworthy.

Ars Moriendi (“The Art of Dying”) is the title of the two Latin texts (published around 1415 and 1450), telling of the procedures prior to the righteous death and explaining how to “die well” according to Christian precepts of the late Middle Ages.

It is the first book in the Western literary tradition, which is a guide to death and dying.
 

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