Russian Chamber Chorus of New York offers settings of Shakespeare and Pushkin
In seeking to create a choral narrative for the Russian Chamber Chorus of New
York’s winter 2017 concert, maestro Nikolai Kachanov looks to two giants of
world literature as inspiration for a concert entitled “Shakespeare and Pushkin
in Choral Music.” William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and Alexander
Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) may have been separated by nearly two centuries,
and their writing styles certainly reflect the times in which they lived.
Nevertheless, they share certain traits, most notably that their works express
the full breadth of human emotions and experience, from tragedy to humor,
exultation to misery. The melancholy that can be found in both writer’s
works is especially well-represented on this occasion.
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